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Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


Amplify Introduces a Digital Curriculum for ELA

The sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade English Language Arts curriculum includes an e-library stocked with more than 300 works of fiction and nonfiction, and also comes with more than 40 digital games.

Indiana House Votes to Replace Common Core

Senate Bill 91 requires the board to write new educational standards — a process that is already underway.

Georgia Senate Calls for Review of Common Core

State Senator William Ligon (R-Brunswick) introduced Senate Bill 167, which would put into law a review of the standards that Governor Nathan Deal had ordered last year.

Report: Teachers Want More Time, Resources To Prepare for Common Core

While more teachers today feel confident about their ability to teach Common Core State Standards, more than three-quarters of them reported they need more time to find teaching materials and develop lesson plans, according to a new survey of more than 20,000 teachers from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Scholastic.

ED Talks Tough on Student Privacy

The United States Department of Education is actively taking on the hot-button issue of student data privacy by issuing new guidance for districts, schools, educators and parents.

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.

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