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[Four Assessment Trends] Moving to Next-Generation Assessment Systems

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 -- Ketsia Hamilton

President Obama’s signature education grant program Race to the Top has brought significant changes to the US education system. Race to the Top centers on four major reforms: adopting rigorous standards, building actionable data systems to measure student growth, developing and retaining effective educators, and turning around our lowest-achieving schools.

The Nuts and Bolts of the new SAT® Test

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- Ketsia Hamilton

My youngest niece graduates from high school in a couple of months, and in talking with her about the future, I had a chance to reflect on my preparation for college, specifically on the admissions process and testing requirements.  Test prep for me was a family affair; I spent numerous hours under the tutelage of my parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and family friends with the expectation of ga


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