Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


ISTE Launches Project ReimaginED To Align Learning Activities to Common Core

The International Society for Technology in Education has launched Project ReimaginED, a social learning community that aims to redesign learning activities for alignment with the Common Core State Standards and the ISTE Standards for Students.

Reports: District Leaders Are Hedging Their Bets on Common Core Assessments

According to two new reports by the Center on Education Policy at George Washington University, even as schools are developing and teaching CCSS-aligned curriculum, district leaders appear to be reserving judgment on the impact of the consortia-developed assessments.

ASCD Launches Common Core Resources Project on iTunes U

The project is a selection of instructional resources and sample assessment items designed to help educators implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and teach effectively using iPads.

San Juan USD Expands LMS Adoption To Support Digital Learning

The San Juan Unified School District has adopted the enterprise version of its existing learning management system to integrate it with its student information system and gain access to additional analytics and administrative features.

Tennessee Picks a CCSS Assessment Vendor

According to a letter from Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman, Tennessee’s first Common Core-aligned assessments will most likely be developed by North Carolina-based Measurement Incorporated.

Curriculum Associates Introduces Ready Writing for Grades 2 Through 5

Built to support the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Ready Writing provides educators with instructional materials as well as professional development resources.

Texas Instruments and NCTM Team Up to Create Common Core Math Activities

The new classroom lessons for middle grades through high school support the teaching practices outlined in NCTM's new publication, 'Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All,' which supports implementation of the Common Core State Standards for math and lays out eight essential teaching principles.

Mountain View High School Beefs up Wireless To Support 2,000 New Chromebooks

Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District has beefed up the wireless network at Mountain View High School to cope with a 560 percent increase in network usage following the deployment of more than 2,000 Chromebooks.

Califone Guarantees Audio Deliveries in Time for Common Core Testing

Districts that place orders through authorized Califone dealers by Nov. 21 will have their headphones, earbuds and headsets ship from Califone as early as March 3, 2015.

Poll: More Americans Support Online Assessment Than Common Core

In a survey conducted by Lincoln Park Strategies and Social Driver, 61 percent of respondents expressed approval of online testing, but only 42 percent strongly or somewhat supported the initiative itself.

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