Assessment & Evaluation

Testing, evaluation, assessment — they're all such a big part of today's educational climate. Articles in this section cover issues such as how to help your child do well on tests and what you should consider if you're thinking about having your child tested.

Now What? Imperatives & Options for "Common Core" Implementation & Governanace

November 01, 2010 2:56:37 PM

Finn, C.E. & Petrilli, M.J. Now what? imperatives & options for Common Core" implementation & governance. (2010). Washington: D.C.: Fordham Foundation.

State High School Exit Exams: Trends in Test Programs, Alternate Pathways, and Pass Rates

February 17, 2010 2:41:13 PM

Zhang, Y. (2009). State high school exit exams: trends in test programs, alternate pathways, and pass rates. Washington, DC: Center for Education Policy.

Measuring Skills for the 21st Century

January 09, 2009 3:01:03 PM

Silva, E. (2008). Measuring Skills for the 21st Century. Education Sector. Washington, D.C.

The Nation's Report Card: Writing 2007

April 23, 2008 4:12:28 PM

U.S. Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics.

A Description of Foundation Skills Interventions for Struggling Middle-Grade Readers in Four Urban Northeast and Islands Region School Districts

April 15, 2008 9:23:59 AM

Zorfass, J., & Urbano, C. (2008). A description of foundation skills interventions for struggling middle-grade readers in four urban Northeast and Islands Region school districts (Issues & Answers Report, REL 2008-No. 042). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands. Retrieved from

Predictive Validity of Selected Benchmark Assessments

December 18, 2007 11:13:13 AM

Brown, R.S. & E. Coughlin. (2007). The predictive validity of selected benchmark assessments used in the Mid-Atlantic Region (Issues & Answers Report, REL-2007-No. 017). Washington DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic. Retrieved from

The Proficiency Illusion

November 06, 2007 10:48:20 AM

Cronin,J., Dahlin, M., Adkins, D., Kingsbury, G.G. (2007). The Proficiency Illusion. Washington, DC: Thomas B. Fordham Foundation.

Reading for Understanding: Toward an R&D Program in Reading Comprehension

October 22, 2007 4:14:52 PM

Snow, C.E. (2002). Reading for understanding: toward a research and development program in reading comprehension. Santa Monica: RAND.

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