District leaders are learning about standards and assessments from Discovery Education’s Common Core Academy—and spreading this knowledge to their teachers.
- By Bridget McCrea
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.
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.
The National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), which oversees national student assessments, is looking for nominees to fill five upcoming openings.
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.
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.
Schools need more than a checklist approach to the new standards.
- By Therese Mageau
Readiness for the new standards is about more than devices and networks.
- By Geoffrey H. Fletcher
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.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
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.