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Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


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.

Report: Most Parents Support Common Core, Both Sides Are Misinformed

Sixty-two percent of parents with school-aged children support the Common Core State Standards, according to a survey from School Improvement Network. Only 22 percent of parents who responded to the survey told researchers they were opposed and 17 percent said they had no opinion.

End High School Exit Exams in Light of Common Core, Researchers Argue

High school exit exams may increase dropouts among vulnerable students, hinder college success and even negatively impact earnings for those who join the workforce immediately after high school. That's the bad news. The worse news, according to a new report, is that the exit exam situation is becoming legally, politically and academically more complex and burdensome for schools and students as Common Core assessments are transitioned in.

Snapwiz Debuts Free, Web-Based Formative Assessment Platform

With Edulastic, teachers can create standards-aligned formative assessments with interactive, free-form questions defined by Smarter Balanced and PARCC.

Kaplan and Microsoft Release Free Common Core Math App

Core Score is a free app for Windows devices that provides students in grades three through eight with grade-appropriate math practice questions created for the Common Core State Standards.

Report: Many Educators Don’t Feel Ready for Online Summative Assessments

SIIA's annual survey reveals K-12 institutions lack technology needed for online, summative assessments, but schools are making improvements in the use of tech tools for decision-making and student access to digital content online.

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