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Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


Seton Hill U, Blended Schools to Deliver Dual Credit Online Foreign Language Courses

High school students can earn college credits in one of four foreign languages this summer, thanks to a new partnership between Seton Hall University and online curriculum provider Blended Schools Network.

American Students Ahead of the Curve on PISA Problem Solving Scores

No, this isn't an April Fool's joke. There's actually good news about American education coming out of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the triennial international assessment that ranks countries based on their students' proficiency in math, science and language arts (as measured by standardized tests).

Insight Education Introduces ADVANCEfeedback Video Observation Platform

Through live or video-based observations, school and district observers or Insight’s team of content-area coaches can use the platform to provide feedback, identify and share specific examples of great teaching and organize resources so that educators can access the information they need.

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.

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