ED Mailbag: Arne on Standardized Testing and 360° Accountability | ED.gov Blog

The title says it all. Read on.

ED Mailbag: Arne on Standardized Testing and 360° Accountability | ED.gov Blog.

URL: http://www.ed.gov/blog/2012/07/ed-mailbag-arne-on-standardized-testing-and-360-accountability/

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ETS Math Games Challenge

For those interested in K-12 mathematics, here is something that might interest you. I found a LinkedIn post in my mailbox today and thought I would share the associated link. Math now, but challenges in other ETS subject areas will surely follow.

From: http://etsgameschallenge.com/?goback=%2Egde_2013888_member_133702414

ETS is looking for developers and educators to create a game that acts as a math assessment. We’re looking for innovative ideas that produce evidence of students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in mathematics. The assessment tasks should be based on a Learning Progression for some field of mathematics in K-12. We are providing two research-based Learning Progressions: (1) Variables and Equality (approximately Grades 5-9) and (2) Linear Functions (approximately Grades 7-10). You are invited to use either of these or supply your own for any other K-12 mathematical content.

Let your creativity flow while potentially helping students everywhere to learn through fun activities. Find out more about this contest at the link above. Share the link with fellow educators. Or follow ETS in LinkedIn here:

ETS Educational Measurement, Psychometrics and Research

URL: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=2013888&trk=anet_ug_hm

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NAEP Questions Tool v4.0

Have you ever wondered what the questions look like for the NAEP? Here’s a tool that lets your know. I found some of the questions interesting. For example, I landed on a music knowledge question. Considering that many schools are dropping their music programs because districts are losing funding, I found the “music responding” content classification to be nearly superfluous at this time. However, a lot of schools have managed to save their programs, so perhaps this content area is not so surprising. However, here’s the link to the tool. Explore, learn, and enjoy!

NAEP Questions Tool v4.0.

URL: http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/itmrlsx/detail.aspx

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