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Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


4 Concerns — and Solutions — About Online Testing

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.

Grant Funds Expansion of Educational Tools Review Web Site

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.

7 Steps to Preparing for Common Core and Mobile Device Rollouts

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.

OpenEd Releases Public API for Common Core Resource Catalog

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.

Free Pinterest-Style Education Service Hosts Common Core Teaching Aids

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.

McGraw-Hill Education, Time To Know Intro Personalized Learning Platform

New platform includes tools and curricula designed to personalize the learning experience.

PARCC Releases Sample Common Core Test Items

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.

How to Fine-Tune Your Common Core Curriculum

The Rose Academies in Tucson, AZ, are using OdysseyWare to build and refine their CCSS-aligned digital content.

Stop the Misinformed Opposition to Common Core

The opposition to Common Core is misinformed and dangerous.

Knovation Kicks Off Common Core Professional Learning Program Centered Around netTrekker

Knovation is launching a new Common Core-focused professional learning program centered around the netTrekker digital resource library.

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