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Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


States Struggling To Secure Staffing and Resources for Common Core

While 30 states have already begun implementing curricula aligned to the Common Core State Standards, many of them are struggling to provide the staffing and resources required to implement CCSS effectively, according to a new report from the Center on Education Policy at The George Washington University.

What Does 'CCSS Aligned' Even Mean?

Schools need more than a checklist approach to the new standards.

Free Platform Provides Educator-Developed, Common Core-Aligned Curriculum

A group of educators, an education foundation, and two ed tech companies have come together to launch a free online platform that provides curriculum materials to schools and connects with student achievement systems.

How Tech Directors Must Really Prepare for Common Core

Readiness for the new standards is about more than devices and networks.

New York State Assessment Scores Take Nosedive as Expected

The results are in from a big-state assessment based on the Common Core State Standards. The news from New York isn't good — and that's just what the state expected.

Avoiding Common Core's Biggest Legal Liabilities

From bandwidth issues to playing nice with assistive technologies, there's a lot that can go wrong in the world of high-stakes online testing. Our new legal columnist shares why it's not just states and testing companies with a lot on the line.

Getting Your School Tech Ready for Common Core Assessments

Schools have about 15 months to prepare for the online assessments that reflect the learning goals of the Common Core State Standards. Some districts already know what the transition will be like. Here’s what they’ve learned about preparing.

7 Must-Know Apps for Common Core Skills

Try these apps, for ELA and math, which promote Common Core-friendly ideas like collaboration and creation.

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.

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