Online Common Core assessments will be required in most schools in the United States in 2015. Many teachers are enjoying facets of the standards, but educators and other stakeholders have raised concerns about the requirement for online assessments. Below are four of the top concerns people have about online testing — and suggestions for addressing them.
- By Jennifer Roland
Ratings and review Web site Graphite is expanding its review library, teacher community and developing a mobile Web site, thanks to a $3 million grant from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.
Trying to implement a mobile device initiative while your district's teachers and staff are preparing for the Common Core online assessments can be like to trying to balance on two wild horses with a single set of reins. Two California district leaders share advice and resources they have gained from their ongoing mobile device transitions.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Ed tech developer OpenEd has released a new API that allows anyone to tap into its catalog of more than 250,000 standards-aligned digital resources for K-12.
MasteryConnect has created a new education service that takes a pinboard-based approach to social sharing, with a focus on tools and tips for teaching Common Core State Standards.
New platform includes tools and curricula designed to personalize the learning experience.
PARCC has released additional sample test questions for its upcoming assessments of Common Core Tate Standards. With this release, the group has now made sample questions available across all grade levels and subjects.
The Rose Academies in Tucson, AZ, are using OdysseyWare to build and refine their CCSS-aligned digital content.
- By Bridget McCrea
The opposition to Common Core is misinformed and dangerous.
- By Therese Mageau
Knovation is launching a new Common Core-focused professional learning program centered around the netTrekker digital resource library.