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The Country’s Most Ambitious Digital Learning Project

By Bill Tucker

Just under 18 months ago, the U.S. Department of Education awarded over $330 million to two state consortia, PARCC and Smarter/Balanced, representing 45 states and DC, to design and implement new student assessment systems. Two smaller state consortia, Dynamic Learning Maps and the National Center and State Collaborative, received an additional $67 million to develop new assessments for students with significant cognitive disabilities. The new assessments, offered mostly online, will replace the current state tests given to millions of students each year in reading and math. While it’s easy to think of the consortia as “building tests,” the more apt description is that they are attempting to re-invent, with heavy use of technology, the entire process of assessment. Source: Huffington Post

Continued at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-tucker/digital-learning_b_1243219.html

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