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Getting Ready for Online Assessments - The looming 2014-2015 school year deadline to adopt new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and assessments should be viewed as an opportunity, according to the authors. They write that standards and testing could usher in a new, more equitable era in education in which learning is personalized for every student. They recommend preparing for instructional shifts rather than for assessment readiness and provide concrete recommendations for a successful transition. (Digital Learning Now!, January 2013)...

Considerations for Next-Generation Assessments: A Roadmap to 2014 - Making the transition from paper and pencil testing to online assessment is the topic of this Pearson roadmap. The roadmap was designed to explain how states will benefit from new generation learning and to help states navigate challenges and mitigate the issues they will face as they transition. The guide also includes lessons learned from educators and administrators and suggested steps for transitioning to online testing. (Pearson, June 2011)...

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