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Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


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.

Edmentum Unveils Assessment Suite for Targeted Intervention

A new assessment tool aims to help teachers bring struggling students up to grade level in achievement.

3 Ways To Build a Digital Content Library

Districts are finding a variety of ways to gather materials that meet the needs of the 21st century classroom and align with Common Core standards.

NY Teachers: Put Common Core on Hiatus

This weekend's decision by the board of the New York State teachers union to demand that the state pull out of the upcoming Common Core tests -- at least for a while -- may start a domino effect across the country, emboldening teachers in other states to push back against the new assessments.

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PARCC Releases Fully Functional Sample Test Questions for Common Core

PARCC has made its sample test questions available for computer-based practice. Sample items for the upcoming assessments of Common Core State Standards have been released previously for testing on paper across all grade levels; now PARCC schools "will be able to engage with the sample items using computer-based tools such as drag-and-drop, multiple select, text highlighting, and an equation builder."

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