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June 10, 2011

U.S. Department of Education to Host Second in a Series of Public Meetings on Race to the Top Assessment Program Implementation

The U.S. Department of Education will convene the second in a series of public meetings to provide technical assistance and support to the two consortia of states awarded grants under the Race to the Top Assessment program—the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).

April 15, 2011

U.S. Department of Education to Host a Series of Public Meetings on Race to the Top Assessment Program Implementation

The U.S. Department of Education will convene a series of public meetings to provide technical assistance and support to the two consortia of states awarded grants under the Race to the Top Assessment program—the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).

October 4, 2010

U.S. Education Department Awards Grants to Improve Assessments for Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded grants to two consortia of states to develop a new generation of alternate assessments for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.

September 2, 2010

Beyond the Bubble Tests: The Next Generation of Assessments -- Secretary Arne Duncan's Remarks to State Leaders at Achieve's American Diploma Project Leadership Team Meeting

Today is a great day! I have looked forward to this day for a long time--and so have America's teachers, parents, students, and school leaders. Today is the day that marks the beginning of the development of a new and much-improved generation of assessments for America's schoolchildren. Today marks the start of Assessments 2.0.

September 02, 2010

Press Conference Call with Secretary Duncan Set for 2 P.M. Thursday to Announce Winners of Competition to Create Better Assessments

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will hold a press conference call with reporters at 2 p.m. ET Thursday to announce the winners of the Race to the Top Assessment Competition. Secretary Duncan will be joined by state education leaders involved in developing the new assessments.

September 2, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan Announces Winners of Competition to Improve Student Assessments

In an effort to provide ongoing feedback to teachers during the course of the school year, measure annual student growth, and move beyond narrowly-focused bubble tests, the U.S. Department of Education has awarded two groups of states grants to develop a new generation of tests.

April 6, 2010

$350 Million Now Available to Help Consortia of States Create Next Generation of Assessments

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has set aside up to $350 million of Race to the Top funds to support a consortia of states in developing and implementing a new generation of assessments.

December 28, 2009

Education Department Announces Second Round of Public Meetings Seeking Advice from Experts on Ways to Improve Assessments

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it will hold a second round of public input meetings to listen to and learn from assessment experts and practitioners. To date the department has convened seven meetings in three cities (Boston, Atlanta and Denver).

October 20, 2009

Education Department Seeks Advice from Experts on Ways to Improve Assessments

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it will hold public meetings across the country to listen and learn from assessment experts and practitioners.

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