Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


State Education Agencies See Little Threat from Challenges to Common Core

In states that have adopted Common Core State Standards, most state education agencies foresee proceeding with implementation in the 2013-2014 school year as planned, despite growing pressures from within schools and from outside the education system.

Georgia Withdraws from PARCC

State School Superintendent John Barge and Governor Nathan Deal have announced that Georgia is withdrawing from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) consortium and plans to develop its own standardized tests.

Lexia Learning Releases Lexia Reading Core5 To Support Common Core

Lexia Learning has released Lexia Reading Core5, a technology-based reading program designed to help students of all abilities in prekindergarten through grade 5 meet the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in reading.

Florida Legislators Want Out of PARCC Assessments

Senate President Don Gaetz and Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford have issued a joint letter to Tony Bennett, Commissioner of the Florida Department of Education, recommending withdrawal from the assessment program proposed by the national academic consortium Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).

i>clicker Brings Student Response to Mobile Devices

i>clicker is bringing its student response system to Android and iOS devices, as well as traditional laptops and desktops.

PARCC Releases Info About Non Summative Assessment Components

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) has released information about the non-summative components of its assessment system. These tools and resources are intended to help students master the skills and knowledge required by the Common Core State Standards.

PARCC Gives Update for Common Core Online Assessment Field Testing

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) has provided new details regarding its field testing plans.

Everything You Need to Know About Common Core Testing

The dawn of the Common Core Standards has been coupled with the creation of new assessment methods. These sample questions give educators a snapshot of what the upcoming tests will llook like.

Report: Most IT Pros Say Common Core Will Be Good for Their District

More than three quarters, 81 percent, of K-12 IT professionals believe Common Core State Standards will have a positive effect on their district, according to a new report by CDW-G.

Follett Unveils New Curriculum Support Service

New curriculum service allows districts to access content aligned with Common Core State Standards.

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