Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


PARCC Field Test Begins Today

The field test, which will be given to more than 1 million students in PARCC states, is a trial run of Common Core assessments that will be given to students in the spring of 2015.

Canvas Adds Learning Mastery Gradebook

Instructure's Canvas learning management system has added a new gradebook designed to help teachers keep track of students' concept mastery.

Florida Chooses AIR for New Statewide Exam

The state, a former member of PARCC, is in the process of implementing the Florida Standards, new math, language arts and literacy standards largely based on the Common Core State Standards.

Graphite Releases 'Common Core Explorer' Search Tool

Common Sense Media today released Common Core Explorer, a new search tool designed to help educators find the best digital-learning products that are aligned to Common Core State Standards.

Smarter Balanced Postpones Common Core Field Test

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is pushing back the planned field test of its Common Core assessments, which had been scheduled to kick off Tuesday.

Vermont Creates Statewide Professional Learning Network for Common Core Implementation

The Vermont Agency of Education has created the Vermont Professional Learning Network to help educators throughout the state implement Common Core State Standards.

3 Keys to Aligning Common Core and Teacher Evaluations

The CEO of Insight Education shares the lessons he has learned working with districts to implement Common Core State Standards and new teacher evaluation systems at the same time.

School City Introduces Free Common Core Assessment and Reporting Software

STARS Lite is designed to help teachers deliver, score and analyze hundreds of pre-created Common Core assessments for their students.

Bill Aims To Curb High-Stakes Testing Mandates

A bipartisan bill that aims to cut the number of standardized tests the federal can impose on states has received approval from the nation's largest teacher's union.

Net Texts Launches Mobile Site, Adds Common Core Search

Net Texts has launched a new site to enable students and teachers to access the company's free courses via mobile devices.

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