testing

Adding up the costs of new Common Core tests

Feb 11, 2015
The extensive, expensive process of developing tests tied to Common Core standards.
Posted In: common core, testing, PARCC
Students

With Common Core testing, you get what you pay for

Feb 9, 2015
A look at economics of testing and new assessments tied to Common Core standards.
Posted In: common core, testing, education funding, education costs

Incentivizing cheating: Can we learn from Atlanta?

Apr 2, 2013
Key figures in the Atlanta school cheating scandal admit to the practice, but did we learn anything about incentives?
Posted In: Education, teachers, cheating, testing

New test in New York means new test prep

Oct 9, 2012
New York is revising the gifted and talented student test that pre-schoolers take. The new standardized test means sleepless nights for parents -- and a new demand for test prep.
Posted In: testing, New York, Education

What if car makers released 'beta' versions?

Dec 5, 2011
Companies who produce technology, from Apple to Google to Marketplace, rely on the "beta" release to get new products to market before they're bug free. But are we too liberal with the term?
Posted In: software, beta, testing

How healthy and clean was seafood from the Gulf of Mexico before the oil spill?

Aug 3, 2010
According to a lot of people I've talked to for stories about the oil spill, demand for Gulf seafood is off. It seems like a lot of people are a...
Posted In: BP, contaminants, fishing, NOAA, oil spill, polution, seafood, season, shrimp, testing, water