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Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


Smarter Balanced Field Test Expanded

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium reported that its system is ready to handle a greater number of students than previously anticipated, so it's expanding its upcoming Field Test to allow member states to administer them to a wider selection of students, if desired.

HMH Launches Assessment Suite for School Readiness

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Riverside division has launched an online suite of tools to assess school readiness and development for children from birth to age 8.

National Assessment Governing Board Seeks Nominees

The National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), which oversees national student assessments, is looking for nominees to fill five upcoming openings.

Most Americans Have Never Heard of Common Core

Almost two-thirds (62 percent) of Americans have never heard of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), according to a recent poll conducted by Phi Delta Kappa International and Gallup.

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.

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