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Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


PARCC Releases Sample Common Core Test Items

PARCC has released additional sample test questions for its upcoming assessments of Common Core Tate Standards. With this release, the group has now made sample questions available across all grade levels and subjects.

How to Fine-Tune Your Common Core Curriculum

The Rose Academies in Tucson, AZ, are using OdysseyWare to build and refine their CCSS-aligned digital content.

Stop the Misinformed Opposition to Common Core

The opposition to Common Core is misinformed and dangerous.

Knovation Kicks Off Common Core Professional Learning Program Centered Around netTrekker

Knovation is launching a new Common Core-focused professional learning program centered around the netTrekker digital resource library.

Brief: Missouri Chooses CTB/McGraw-Hill to Administer Online Assessments

New assessments aim to better prepare students for college and entry into the workforce.

System Aims to Expand Access to Math Resources for Visually Impaired Students

New technology from ETS and DSI aims to provide visually impaired students with increased access to math coursework and assessments from their computers.

SETDA Launches Web Resource to Aid Transition to Online Assessment

SETDA has launched a new Web tool designed to help states and school districts prepare for online assessment. The new portal includes case studies from four states that successfully migrated from paper-and-pencil to online assessment.

OpenEd Catalogs Common Core-Aligned Videos and Games, Provides Free LMS

Ed tech newcomer OpenEd has launched a new online resource that aims to be the largest catalog of Common Core-aligned videos and games on the Internet.

ProProfs Quiz Maker Gets Centralized Assessment Management, Custom Themes

ProProfs has released a major update to its assessment creation suite, Quiz Maker.

Report: Teachers in Common Core States 'Enthusiastic' about Implementation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Scholastic have released the partial findings of their new report, Primary Sources: America's Teachers on Teaching in an Era of Change , which show that almost all teachers are aware of the Common Core State Standards and the majority of those in states adopting the standards are enthusiastic about the implementation.

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