‘Negotiated Rulemaking’ on ESSA Tackles Computer-Adaptive, ELL-Focused Testing

The U.S. Department of Education Is Leading the Arcane But Potentially Important Process for Clarifying Parts of the Every Student Succeeds Act

K-12 testing

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.


How to Get a Five-Star Rating on Graphite

Just 5 percent of education products reviewed on the site earn the top score


For companies submitting products for reviews, the gold standard is to get two rankings of five stars—one from Graphite’s staff of internal educator/reviewers, and the other from teachers who are using the tools in their classrooms and evaluating them.


ESSA: A Guide for K-12 Companies

Breaking down what the new law may mean for providers of ed tech, interventions, and other services

Signing of Every Student Succeeds Act.

The sweeping new federal education law could have big implications for state and local spending on school interventions, tutoring, classroom technology, academic content, and other priorities.