June 6, 2016

Ed Week's Every Student Succeeds Act Overview

Key elements of the new Every Student Succeeds Act are summarized in this Education Week article. A short video unpacks the details of the new law and what it means for schools, educators, and students.

September 10, 2015

Smarter Balanced New Digital Library Webinars

Smarter Balanced is hosting new Digital Library Spotlight Webinar series: one from Illustrative Mathematics and another on Supporting Students with Disabilities. The Spotlight Webinars are facilitated by national experts and innovative practitioners and highlight Digital Library resources related to relevant topics.

Registration for the webinars is required. Details about the two Spotlight series, including dates, times, and links to register for the webinars, are included in links above.

June 23, 2015

National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) to Release Open-Source Software

NCSC, the multi-state testing consortium that delivers online alternate assessments to students with significant cognitive disabilities, has announced that it will release its Assessment System as open-source software this summer. Read the press release (linked above) to find out more on features included in the NCSC Assessment System.

June 5, 2015

Choosing Accommodations for CCSS-Based Assessments

This poster presentation by the National Center on Educational Outcomes provides a five-step, decision-making process for school and district educators to use when selecting accommodations for assessments based on the Common Core State Standards.

January 29, 2015

Smarter Balanced Resources

Smarter Balanced has several resources available on the support for under-represented students. Check out these resources on a dedicated page on the Smarter Balanced website.