Word Detectives linked to White House report on testing
President Obama has called for better, fairer, faster assessments in education, and many of these will be delivered via new technology just like our iPad platform. Last week, the White House put out a fact sheet about the Department of Education's work towards these new assessments. Check out the link to read it. Most of it discusses grants for developing better state-level tests, but the very last paragraph is about the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) program that funds our work!
That last paragraph also links to the IES's new blog about tech-delivered assessments. It shows descriptions and videos from assessments across disciplines. There's lots of great work going on all around the country! Check it out here.