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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

Are We There Yet? An Overview on Progress Toward Implementation of Common Core Assessments

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 -- Ketsia Hamilton

Across the nation, implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is in full swing. And even amid controversy regarding the merit of the CCSS, states are moving forward to ensure that teachers have the support they need to implement the standards, and states agree that students will benefit and see improvement in learning.

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