January 9, 2015

New Online Assessment from the WIDA Consortium

In 2015-16, WIDA will administer the new, online annual summative assessment, ACCESS for ELLs 2.0, to replace the current paper-based version.

January 9, 2015

Dynamic Learning Maps Software Updates

Dynamic Learning Maps has recently announced software updates of the KITE Client for both the iPad and OS X Yosemite for Macs. Click the links to download the KITE Client.

December 19, 2014

Smarter Balanced Pilot Automated Research Studies Report

Want to learn more about automated scoring? Read this research report from Smarter Balanced's pilot testing of its automated scoring system.

December 19, 2014

Registration Extended for ELPA21 Field Test

ELPA21 has extended registration for its Field Test and Platform and System Trial until January 16, 2015. Field testing will take place February 2, and this is an opportunity for teachers, administrators, and schools to preview the ELPA21 online assessment and “test the test.”

December 19, 2014

Alternate Assessment Consortia Updated Summaries

The K-12 Center at ETS has created updated summaries (with illustrations) on the designs of two alternate assessment consortia—the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessment Consortium and the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC). The one-page summaries can be accessed on the K-12 Center’s alternate assessment consortia page.