Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has announced that TNReady will now produce faster test results, provide teachers with more resources to prepare their students for the test and offer schools more affordable technology devices.
Achieve's new brief explores the challenges states face as they begin to think about transforming their science assessments to accompany the Next Generation Science Standards' three-dimensional standards. The brief describes some key challenges associated with developing assessments for these new standards and recommendations for states to consider.
CCSSO has released a revised definition of formative assessment. The revised definition includes an overview of the attributes of effective formative assessment and emphasizes new areas emerging from current research, theory, and practice (e.g., disciplinary practices).
The Education Commission of the States released a brief that provides information on categories, types, and purposes of assessment. The purpose of this brief is to support state leaders' understanding of assessment.