Where Is the Consensus on Testing?

Where Is the Consensus on Testing?

Testing—how much, whether to do it at all, and for what end—continues to be a question in K-12 education.


Schools Test Changes to Measuring Student Achievement

Schools Test Changes to Measuring Student Achievement

The period from 2000 through 2018 as schools went through the No Child Left Behind and Common Core eras saw intensifying pressure around testing and led to the more recent movement to reduce the amount of time spent taking tests and preparing for them. The state of the industry and the market appears to be calming down.


Testing, OER, Adoptions Reflect Competitive Drivers in K-12 Instructional Materials Industry

Testing, OER, Adoptions Reflect Competitive Drivers in K-12 Instructional Materials Industry

One of the biggest drivers of market change for providers of K-12 instructional materials is the disruption in the testing industry, as states continue to change their testing requirements for students.


EMR Research Corner: Reading & CCSS

EMR Research Corner: Reading & CCSS

Informational text and writing are two areas where reading and English language arts educators are seeking new or different curriculum materials as they implement the Common Core State Standards. That is one of the findings of a new Common Core update report from Simba Information/Education Market Research.

More than half of educators (50.1%), responding to a spring 2014 EMR survey said implementation of the Common Core has caused a moderate change in the way they teach English language arts a...