ACT’s Latest Act: Investing in an Open-Source Assessment Startup

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These tests are given every 3 years and are commonly used to benchmark how countries fare against one another in terms of their students’ educational attainment.) Among them: the New York City of Department of Education, Elsevier, the University of Massachusetts Amherst and PARCC, the organization involved in delivering Common Core assessments. ACT , the nonprofit best known for its college-readiness test, is undergoing a major transformation.

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“ ESSA Would Handcuff a Trump Education Secretary on Common Core And More,” says Education Week , even though ditching Common Core was one of Trump’s campaign promises. More on the future of Common Core from NPR. ” From the press release : “ Jisc Collections and Elsevier Sign Landmark UK Agreement, Securing Access to Research Publications and Initiating Open Science Collaboration.” Presidential Politics.

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“Trump Taps Common-Core Foe Mick Zais for No. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Publisher Elsevier has announced the launch of ScienceDirect Topics, an information platform that has been compared to Wikipedia.” (National) Education Politics. Ivanka Trump with an op-ed in The New York Post : “Why we need to start teaching tech in Kindergarten.” ” (Spoiler alert: because five-year-olds need coding skills so they can get jobs.

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Via Education Week : “New Test Pitched As Alternative to Common Core-Focused High School Exams.” has been making its way through the conservative blogosphere,” writes Catherine Gewertz, “which is pitching it as a tool for families who don’t want their children taking college admissions tests that reflect the Common Core State Standards.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Communications Experts Criticize Elsevier - Florida Pilot.”

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” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” “ Faculty members at Purdue University took a strong stance Thursday against last week’s unorthodox acquisition of Kaplan University, passing a University Senate resolution calling the deal a violation of common-sense educational practice and respect for Purdue faculty,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Education Politics.

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” Speaking of openwashing : “ Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core , Rise of ‘Open’ Resources.” Elsevier has acquired SSRN , an online open access repository. Education Politics. “ U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. Statement on the Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.” ” Via The Atlantic: “ The Challenge of Educational Inequality.” ” Via NPR : “The U.S.