Category Archives: Testing

State assessment working group releases recommendations

Source: Minnesota Department of Education A variety of groups and organizations advise the Minnesota Assessment System — including the Future Assessment Design Working Group. The Future Assessment Design Working Group met from January 2017 through October 2017 to discuss the … Continue reading

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Watch webcast of today’s Legislative Auditor report on student testing

The Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor is releasing its Program Evaluation Report on “Standardized Student Testing” during a hearing scheduled for 9:30 a.m. today (Monday, March 6.) The Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services is providing a webcast … Continue reading

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ESSA Assessment Committee discusses transparency through opt-out forms for parents, testing calendar

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Assessment Committee met Tuesday, September 27, at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) office in Roseville to review two pieces: draft(s) of parent opt-out forms and testing calendars. Under ESSA and 2016 state legislation, … Continue reading

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Minnesota expands access to ACT to more than 17,000 additional students

Source: Minnesota Department of Education According to data released today, approximately 100 percent of Minnesota’s high school graduating class of 2016 took the ACT college entrance exam as an 11th or 12th grader. In total, 64,145 students—an increase of 17,283 … Continue reading

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U.S. Education Department announces next step in president’s Testing Action Plan

Source: U.S. Department of Education The U.S. Department of Education today announced the next step in President Obama’s Testing Action Plan — a grant competition to help states get the resources they need to innovate and improve the quality of assessments, … Continue reading

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Session Daily: “College ready” changes get good grade from House Higher Education Committee

Source: Session Daily The House Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee approved a bill on Tuesday that would require the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system to determine guidelines for “college-ready” scores on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments. HF 2586, … Continue reading

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Sen. Franken praises effort to reduce unnecessary, redundant school testing

Source: Sen. Al Franken’s office U.S. Sen. Al Franken (Minnesota) today praised new efforts by the Obama Administration to reduce the number of unnecessary or redundant school tests in Minnesota and across the country. Sen. Franken, a member of the … Continue reading

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