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Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


Learning First Alliance Suggests CCSS Assessment Delay

The group representing 10 million educators cautioned against using aligned assessments in high-stakes accountability decisions, and also announced a new website to highlight best practices for implementing Common Core State Standards.

Learning Upgrade Releases Sixth-Grade Math Course Built for Common Core

The course guides students through 60 step-by-step lessons, each of which provides practice problems accompanied by immediate intervention and remediation with multimedia supports.

Researchers Team Up with Lexia To Rewrite Literacy Testing

The Florida Center for Reading Research is working with Lexia Learning, a subsidiary of Rosetta Stone to create the new interactive and adaptive literacy tests with multiple aims, including cutting dwn the amount of time spent on assessments.

CEP Releases Common Core Research Agenda

As part of a project to connect research on Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to policy and practice, authors Diane Stark Rentner and Maria Ferguson met with state and local education policymakers to find out their memberships’ research and data needs around the Common Core.

Building Ungraded Feedback Activities in Moodle

There's a hidden gem in Moodle called the Feedback activity. It might not receive a lot of attention, but, once you start experimenting with it, you'll likely find a lot more possibilities for it than you imagined — from simple quiz creation to class discussions designed to keep students engaged in the learning material.

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.

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