44 States Sign on to One or More Testing Consortium

July 2010
Educational Marketer;7/ 5/2010, Vol. 41 Issue 14, p7
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The article focuses on the move of four consortia of states in the U.S. to submit applications for shares of the 350 million dollars the Department of Education intends to grant for the development of common assessments. Thirty-one states have formed the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium for the application of a four-year grant to develop a student assessment system for grades 3 to 8 and 11. The consortium aims to design adaptive online assessments with the use of open source technology.


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