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Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


Decisions Made Now Will Guide Education for the Next 20 Years

Educators and students could benefit or suffer intensely from the battles now being fought over education technology.

Interoperability, Accessibility Top ConnectED Framework Priorities

Interoperability, integration and equitable and universal access are the top priorities for districts implementing technology for teaching and learning, according to a new report from the National Advisory Council on ConnectED.

Gamified Digital Learning Is Helping Students Meet the Challenge of CCSS

Here's how the free digital learning platform PowerMyLearning is helping students learn Common Core skills and prepare for online assessments — and how gamification is turbo-charging that process.

Mimio Updates its Classroom Collaboration Software and App

Designed to help educators offer interactive teaching aligned to the Common Core State Standards, MimioStudio 11.3 classroom software and the MimioMobile 3 mobile app are available for free to current Mimio customers.

Performance Matters Key Data Systems Partner on Common Core Assessments

Performance Matters has partnered with Key Data Systems to provide new Common Core State Standard-aligned assessment items through its Unify platform.

Student Reading Practices Lag Far Behind National Goals

As new learning standards put more emphasis on getting students to be able to read and analyze non-fiction text, a new report suggests that classrooms have a long way to go.

How a Free App Helps a Math Specialist Teach to the Common Core

Ann Elise Record, the elementary math specialist at Brown Elementary School and Hillside Elementary School in Berlin, NH, shares her experiences with Front Row, an app that facilitates small-group instruction and encourages students to work at their own level.

PARCC Assessments Begin in Six States

High school students in states that use “block scheduling” will take paper-based versions of the tests during the month of December.

Report: Testing and Assessment Products Are Now the Biggest Category of Ed Tech Sales

Vendor responses to SIIA’s annual ed tech market survey show that, driven by districts implementing the Common Core, sales in the testing and assessment category have reached almost $2.5 billion per school year.

11-State Coalition To Develop OER for K-12 Math and ELA

A coalition representing 11 state education agencies is setting out to create open educational resources to support math and English/language arts in K–12 schools.