Can Schools with No Grades Really Work?

At M.S. 442 in Brooklyn, students are encouraged to focus on mastering a set of grade-level skills and moving on to the next set of skills only after demonstrating that they are ready.

January 2014 Staff Highlight

We would like to introduce you to a member of our Digital/Video Content Project Team,

Anna Verratti

January 2014 Top Stories

New SAT Delayed to 2016

The new version of the SAT college admissions exam that was due to be unveiled in 2015 is now being delayed until spring 2016. This change in the timing of the redesign will serve members in higher education by providing two years to plan for the redesigned exam, familiarize themselves with changes, and meet system and publication requirements.

Welcome to 2014

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients for your business in 2013 and look forward to our continued success in 2014!

ASAP Science - Your Weekly Dose of Science

ASAP Science's videos on YouTube are attracting a lot of attention these days. The intent of the videos is to take seemingly complicated problems and explain them in simple terms using animation and graphics.

Smarter Balanced Assessments - FAQ'S

Are schools prepared to roll out the new Common Core Assessments in the upcoming 2014-2015 school year?

As school leaders bolster their preparations for Common Core testing, many critics are speaking out in opposition to the standards and the new online assessments, specifically citing a lack of funding, manpower, poor or non-existent school infrastructure to support the online assessments that will accompany the standards, and lack of computers to deliver the assessments.

Quality Counts 2014: Highlights

Education Week started publishing Quality Counts in 1997, intended as a report card for assessing state progress in adopting educational policy measures in several areas. In an effort to make the report more relevant for educators and policymakers, this year's report (18th Edition) focuses on three performance-based categories: 1) K-12 Achievement, 2) Chance for Success, and 3) School Finance.

PARCC / SBAC - Who's in and Who's Out?

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), two assessment consortiums, have been developing new tests to address the Common Core academic subjects. For a long time, those who belonged to the consortia were pretty much the same as those who planned to use the tests. However, recent events indicate a few states dropped out of the consortia altogether, while Pennsylvania is a member of both but announced they have no intentions to use either test.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

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