Education providers should pitch products that solve specific problems faced by teachers and administrators–and that acknowledge the complexity of K-12 systems, says Brian Napack of Providence Equity.
The Next Generation Science Standards are placing new demands on content producers to recast their classroom resources, and rethink the PD they offer.
Ongoing hearings, part of the “negotiated rulemaking” process for the federal Every Student Succeeds Acts, are touching on computer-adaptive and English-language testing. Stay tuned for more updates on this process in the months ahead.
The Long Beach, Calif., school district learned important lessons when it went looking for a company to provide a test-item bank for its online formative assessments.
States and districts are under mounting pressure from parents and policymakers to cut the number of tests students take, but also to make assessments more meaningful.
The demand for big, high-stakes summative tests isn’t likely to go away soon, even as classroom assessments become more useful and precise, a panel at SXSWedu suggested.