Assessment & Accountability


Smarter Balanced Begins Field Test

The Smarter Balanced Field Test is a practice run that allows teachers and students to gain experience with computerized assessments aligned to the Common Core before they are implemented in spring 2015.

Indiana Becomes First State to Drop Out of Common Core

Governor Mike Pence signed Senate Bill 91, which replaces CCSS with standards created in Indiana.

Florida To Use Computer Graders for Written Portion of Common Core Assessments

Florida will use computer graders to help assess the written portion of standardized tests that will replace the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests as Common Core testing begins.

Khan Academy Unveils New Math Resources for Common Core

Khan Academy's new, free math materials include interactive math exercises and grade-level "missions."

PARCC Field Test Begins Today

The field test, which will be given to more than 1 million students in PARCC states, is a trial run of Common Core assessments that will be given to students in the spring of 2015.

Canvas Adds Learning Mastery Gradebook

Instructure's Canvas learning management system has added a new gradebook designed to help teachers keep track of students' concept mastery.

Florida Chooses AIR for New Statewide Exam

The state, a former member of PARCC, is in the process of implementing the Florida Standards, new math, language arts and literacy standards largely based on the Common Core State Standards.

Graphite Releases 'Common Core Explorer' Search Tool

Common Sense Media today released Common Core Explorer, a new search tool designed to help educators find the best digital-learning products that are aligned to Common Core State Standards.

Smarter Balanced Postpones Common Core Field Test

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is pushing back the planned field test of its Common Core assessments, which had been scheduled to kick off Tuesday.

Vermont Creates Statewide Professional Learning Network for Common Core Implementation

The Vermont Agency of Education has created the Vermont Professional Learning Network to help educators throughout the state implement Common Core State Standards.

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