A testing vendor, Data Recognition Corporation, wins a $34 million award for statewide testing in South Carolina, after fighting the initial award to a rival.
Districts’ purchases of new educational technology may start with lofty visions, but the deals end up firmly planted back down on the ground, where concrete concerns take precedence during post-purchase product evaluations and contract renewals.
Newsela is just one of many companies that has sought to align its content — news stories customized to different reading levels — to the Next Generation Science Standards.
A new report by MDR cites outmoded purchasing practices, data-privacy concerns and other issues as slowing the K-12 transition from print to digital resources.
Federal and state governments can improve students’ ability to get access to student-centered learning by focusing on 13 specific issues, according to the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.
This will be the first school year in which most elementary and middle-school students take state-required tests online.
The decision to award a one-year, renewable contract to the nonprofit that manages the PARCC consortium impacts 172 schools serving 74,000 students.
About 200 educators will learn more about the common-core standards, which are implemented in American-curriculum private schools in the Middle East.
Smarter Balanced will review the validity of test results from three states that experienced disruptions on their tests last year.
Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have adopted Next Generation Science Standards, which could shape schools’ demand for content for years to come.