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PARCC Field Tests: Is Your State Ready?

This webinar is now on-demand! Access the full event here. In just a few weeks, 15 states will be conducting PARCC field tests involving a sample of over one million students. The field test will occur over two testing windows. The first window is March 24-April 11, 2014, and will be focused on the performance-based component […]


Smarter Balanced Field Tests: Is Your State Ready?

This webinar is now on-demand! Access the full event here. In just a few weeks, 22 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands will start the Smarter Balanced “field tests,” to be completed during the March 18-June 6, 2014, testing window. As with a practice run at the Olympics, field testing allows states to see how a […]


Technology Use and Student Brain Development (April 25, 2012)

NASBE held a webinar on Wednesday, April 25 titled “Technology Use and Brain Development” as a part of the 2012 Study Group on the role of technology in schools and communities. Our speaker was Dr. Larry Rosen, a professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills, who specializes in research about the psychology behind technology use.  […]