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Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


Learning Upgrade Offers 100,000 Free Licenses for its Common Core-Aligned Courses

Administrators and teachers can enroll each licensed student into any of Learning Upgrade’s Common Core-aligned courses.

Hundreds of Free Common Core Lessons Focus on Math, ELA Standards

Compiled by a team of teacher researchers, a digital curriculum platform is adding more than 750 free, Common Core-aligned lesson plans in math and English language arts for grades 2 to 12.

Common Core 'Brand' Finally Recognized, and 6 in 10 Don't Like It

Although the Common Core State Standards have become a true "brand" recognized by 81 percent of Americans (way up from just 38 percent last year), most people don't favor the idea of teachers using them to guide what's taught. In fact, six out of 10 oppose the idea of teachers using the standards, which are currently being adopted by 44 states and the District of Columbia.

North Carolina District Teams with Knovation on Digital Curriculum

In a unique business arrangement a North Carolina district is sharing its Common Core curriculum with an education technology company that delivers digital learning resources that work with those materials, thereby expecting to generate up to $150,000 in revenue during the first year of the partnership.

Channel One Cues Up New Online Video Library

Channel One News is adding a new searchable education video library focused on helping students locate sources around current events and related topics, such as politics and healthcare.

Edreports.org Aims to Be 'Consumer Reports' for Common Core Materials

The nonprofit will provide free, Web-based reviews of instructional materials, with a focus on “alignment to the Common Core and other indicators of high quality as recommended by educators, including usability, teacher support and differentiation.”

Online Math Platform bettermarks Seeks Teachers to Test Adaptive Books

The company is offering five to 10 teachers unlimited access to its platform for a full school year.

9 Ideas to Help Explain Common Core to Parents

Jared Myracle, the supervisor of instruction at Gibson County Special School District (TN) and author of 'Common Core Standards for Parents for Dummies,' offers educators some best practices for explaining Common Core.

Learning Upgrade Offers New Common Core Math Course

Learning Upgrade 8 uses videos and songs to help students in eighth grade master every Common Core math standard.

OpenEd Launches Free Common Core Assessment-Creation Tool

The tool helps educators to create tests that incorporate their own questions or existing questions automatically suggested by OpenEd’s educational recommendation engine.

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