What is an effective way for schools to assess students in competency based education (CBE) that is effective and equitable? This question was explored in the third installment of a three-part webinar series hosted by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and the Council of Chief State School Officials (CCSSO) that took place on April 10, 2014 entitled “How Competency Based Education is Transforming Assessment and Accountability Systems in Schools.”
This blog post is part of a series of posts that draw on technical assistance responses we have prepared for individual regional comprehensive centers and states to answer specific questions and address specific needs related to their CCRS work.
This annual report released by ACT presents data on college and career readiness levels for the 2014 high school graduates who took the ACT college readiness assessment. Because of the ACT’s alignment with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the analysis of ACT scores also sheds light on academic readiness within a CCSS context. The report is designed to help educators address key questions regarding the readiness of their students and offer recommendations for state policy and practice to increase readiness.
This is a cross-post from The Quick and the Ed, authored by Mark Schneider (original post date: August 18, 2014). This is the second of two posts about U.S. teens’ results on a recent international assessment of financial literacy.