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Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


Smarter Balanced States Approve Achievement Levels for 2015 Assessments

The recommendations, arrived at after in-person and online input from thousands of stakeholders, include achievement level scores for both math and ELA in grades 3 through 8 and high school.

11-State Coalition To Develop OER for K-12 Math and ELA

A coalition representing 11 state education agencies is setting out to create open educational resources to support math and English/language arts in K–12 schools.

Tech Tools That Help Teach Common Core ELA

Teacher Natalie O'Neil shares the technology she uses to teach lessons that adhere to the ELA standards and prepare her students for PARCC assessments in the spring.

OpenEd Initiates Subscription Plan for Some Common Core Resources

While still providing many Common Core resources for free, some will now be available for a monthly fee from OpenEd.

10 Lessons Learned From the Assessment Field Tests

Schools and districts that took part in the PARCC and Smarter Balanced trial runs share their experiences to help you prepare for online testing this spring.

TenMarks Offers Free Math Teaching Resources for Common Core

TenMarks Math Teach provides resources designed to guide effective instruction for each of the Common Core math standards.

Curriculum Associates Updates Ready Mathematics with Online Activities

Curriculum Associates has updated its Ready Mathematics program with online activities designed to help students in grades 2-5 improve conceptual understanding, problem solving and procedural fluency.

ISTE Launches Project ReimaginED To Align Learning Activities to Common Core

The International Society for Technology in Education has launched Project ReimaginED, a social learning community that aims to redesign learning activities for alignment with the Common Core State Standards and the ISTE Standards for Students.

Reports: District Leaders Are Hedging Their Bets on Common Core Assessments

According to two new reports by the Center on Education Policy at George Washington University, even as schools are developing and teaching CCSS-aligned curriculum, district leaders appear to be reserving judgment on the impact of the consortia-developed assessments.

ASCD Launches Common Core Resources Project on iTunes U

The project is a selection of instructional resources and sample assessment items designed to help educators implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and teach effectively using iPads.

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