Assessment & Accountability


Balefire Labs Introduces a 'Search by CCSS' Function

The online provider of pre-K to 12 educational app reviews for teachers and parents announced today the launch of a feature allowing users to search by Common Core State Standard.

Report: Florida Textbooks not Aligned to Common Core

In a draft paper, Morgan Polikoff, an assistant professor in the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education, analyzed several math textbooks currently in use in fourth grade classrooms in Florida and found them misaligned to the Common Core State Standards.

PARCC To Make Spring Common Core Tests Accessible for the Blind

Following a legal settlement with the National Federation of the Blind and other groups, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers will make its Common Core tests accessible for blind students by this spring, when the assessments will be field tested by 1.2 million students in PARCC states.

Wyoming House Considers Bill Delaying Common Core

If the bill passes, Wyoming would withdraw from Smarter Balanced and delay implementation of new standards by at least a year.

Staff Development for Educators Releases New Common Core ELA Course

The course covers essential elements of the standards (including strands, anchor standards and grade articulations) and outlines the goals of the English Language Arts standards.

AcademicMerit Intros Upgraded Professional Development Platform

FineTune 2.0 aims to help educators enhance their writing evaluation skills.

Taking Advantage of Common Core

The Common Core State Standards create opportunities to solve problems that have been around for some time — if enough educators identify and take advantage of the solutions they offer.

McGraw Hill Updates SRA Number Worlds for Common Core

McGraw-Hill Education has updated SRA Number Worlds, its preK-8 math intervention program, to make it fully align to the Common Core State Standards.

Lack of Staff and Expertise Hinders Common Core Implementation

The vast majority of states adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in 2010, the first year they were available, but lack of adequate staff and expertise on CCSS presented a major challenge to the implementation, according to a new report.

Google Makes a Play for Educators; HMH Signs On

Google has signed on a major education publisher to be part of its Google Play for Education push. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) will start promoting some of its educational titles, including GO Math! and Journeys Common Core, through the new K-12 program.

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