Ed Dept official: Don’t expect testing waivers this year

Dive Brief: Jim Blew, assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Education, recently suggested states should not expect standardized testing waivers for the 2020-21 school year, Chalkbeat reports. Waivers from state testing requirements were previously offered during the spring due to coronavirus-related school closures. Merrie Najimy, president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, argues, however, that […]

Paragon Testing Enterprises launches CAEL Online

“We are pleased to launch CAEL Online, which test takers can safely take from their home” The CAEL Online is the same test that is delivered at one of Paragon’s test centres and the format, content, and reporting scale remain unchanged. CAEL Online can be safely taken...

Can colleges pull off widespread coronavirus testing?

Back in March, people began trickling into Calvin University’s health center complaining of symptoms such as body aches and sore throats. The students and employees tested negative for the flu, leading campus officials to suspect they’d come down with...

English language testing options increase for Chinese students

“Percentage-wise for the autumn 2020 intake, currently over 70% of our students are affected and cannot get test results for the time being,” said Amanda Wang of myOffer, which helps Chinese students apply for universities in the UK and Australia. “Over 70% of our...

OET announces agreement with Prometric for delivery of remote testing

OET has been designed to assess candidates’ ability to communicate effectively in the healthcare workplace and to ensure they can deliver care in English speaking healthcare environments. “Over time, this relationship will allow us to expand our reach globally and to...