Assessment & Accountability


Do Corporate Philanthropists Have a Seat at the Education Policy Table? Duncan: 'Nothing Could Be Further from the Truth'

Is there a corporate agenda in the United States Department of Education? According to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, no.

ProProfs Releases Enterprise Quiz Maker

ProProfs.com has released an enterprise version of its flagship assessment creation tool, Quiz Maker.

Updated Quiz Maker Suite Adds Improved Drag and Drop, Quiz Management

ProProfs has updated Quiz Maker, its online assessment creation suite, with a range of new tools and enhanced user features.

iSpring QuizMaker Gets Customizable Design, HTML5 and Flash Output

iSpring Solutions has updated QuizMaker, its assessment creation tool. Version 7 adds support for HTML5 output and also includes branching support and new customization options for test presentation.

i>clicker Brings Student Response to Mobile Devices

i>clicker is bringing its student response system to Android and iOS devices, as well as traditional laptops and desktops.

TurningPoint Polling Software Gets Dashboards, Enhanced Mac Support

Turning Technologies has released an update to TurningPoint, the company's classroom polling tool. With the new version, Turning has consolidated three of its polling tools into one and added enhanced support for OS X.

eInstruction Rolls Out Entry-Level Clicker

eInstruction has released a new entry-level model in its line of radio-frequency classroom clickers.

Thinking Big: Tools, Resources, and Strategies to Bring Big Data to the Classroom

In a Q&A with Mark Frydenberg, Bentley University's Senior Lecturer in Computer Information Systems, we explore how big data is increasingly flourishing all around us, and what that means for instruction, for the academic disciplines, and for IT in higher education.

Gordon Report: New Assessments Will Need Continued Scrutiny

A two-year independent commission studying the future of education and especially the effective use of assessment to measure student learning has issued a public policy statement calling for policymakers to turn their attention on the use of assessments to providing timely information to students and teachers rather than school and teacher accountability.

Pearson VUE Acquires Testing Software Developer Exam Design

Pearson VUE, the assessment services wing of Pearson, has acquired examination software development company Exam Design.