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Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


Using Games to Promote Evidence-Based Learning

Here's how one librarian uses a game-show style platform to encourage her students not just to answer questions about what they have read, but also to discuss why their answer is correct.

Smarter Balanced Leader to Step Down

After five years, executive director Joe Willhoft will be replaced by chief operating officer Tony Alpert effective January 1, 2015.

Survey: Teachers Don't Think Parents Understand the Common Core

More than 95 percent of teachers believe the parents of their students do not understand what the Common Core State Standards are, according to a recent poll of veteran high school teachers in the northeastern United States. No teachers told the surveyors they believed their students' parents knew what the standards were and 4.4 percent said they weren't sure.

Common Core Survey: Teachers Feel More Prepared But Less Enthusiastic

To produce the third edition of 'Primary Sources: America’s Teachers on Teaching in an Era of Change,' Scholastic followed up with more than 1,600 public school teachers who had participated in the 'Primary Sources' survey in July 2013.

ASCD Presents Common Core Webinar Series

The Virtual Learning Network webinars are designed to help educators with curriculum, assessment and instruction that align with the Common Core State Standards.

The Flying Classroom Launches on a Mission to Teach STEM+

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Captain Barrington Irving, who holds the Guinness World Record as the youngest person to fly solo around the world, will pilot the jet Inspiration III to North America, Asia, Indonesia and Australia to explore real-life applications of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, history, geography and the humanities.

Common Core App Links Assessment and Free Learning Resources

Capitalizing on the growing number of schools implementing Common Core, a new assessment and remediation app for math and language has launched, which pairs students with learning materials from OpenEd in problem areas.

Education Performance Standards Vary Among States by as Much as Four Grade Levels

According to a new study by the American Institutes for Research, the states reporting the highest percentage of proficient students have the lowest performance standards.

5 Study Aid Apps for Middle and High School Common Core

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of apps that can help middle and high school students study for subjects that are aligned with the Common Core.

ISTE Will Create a Common Core Teacher Practice Network

ISTE will collaborate with the National Center for Literacy Education to provide expertise on the Common Core for professional learning, share resources with network members, develop a tool to guide alignment of instruction and learning activities to the standards, and publish examples on the NCLE and ISTE websites.

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