Smarter Balanced Seeks New Fiscal Agent

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Recently, the University of California at Los Angeles informed the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium it will no longer serve as our fiscal agent. Our three-year agreement ends on June 30, 2017. What does that mean? See the facts below. There …

4 Diverse Oregon High Schools Rise to Top

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The Oregonian newspaper examined Smarter Balanced scores throughout the state and discovered four Oregon high schools that “outperformed the rest.” The reason? The schools’ dedication to teaching Common Core State Standards in math and English language arts. An excerpt of the …

Education Next Releases Public Opinion Poll

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Education Next released its annual state of education poll, and testing performed well (as it did in 2015). Parents continued to strongly support high-quality assessments that accurately measure their children’s learning. Other findings involving assessments included: nearly 80 percent of …