Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


It's Time for Learning Science to Drive Education Policy

10 recommendations for synchronizing K-12 education policy with the science of learning and development.

NWEA Launches Through-Year Assessment for ELA and Math

The assessment provider’s new solution gives educators insights into student proficiencies in English language arts and mathematics through adaptive, through-year assessment that provides summative scores for teachers.

Nation's Report Card Shows Steady Scores in Math, Dip in Reading

The vast wealth of data that is the "Nation's Report Card" showed that average math scores stayed steady across states for fourth and eighth graders in this year's round of testing by the federal National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) compared to scores in 2017.

Empowering Student Success on College Admissions Tests

Helping students prepare to apply for college is no easy task. With the ACT making changes to its testing rules, there are steps that students, parents and educators can take to ensure positive results.

Student Spending Platform Launches Academic Progress Tool

Glimpse K12’s Assessment Correlation Engine provides administrators with an inside look into how student grades reflect achievement achievement.

Report: State Rules on Teacher Evals Reverting to Pre-ESSA Status Quo

The act of evaluating teacher and principal performance by new measures is already becoming a thing of the past, Some 30 states have backed away from innovative evaluation reforms they adopted during a "flurry of national activity" between 2009 and 2015, according to a new report.

ACT Intros Online Test Taking Option

To keep up with changing college admissions requirements, the education assessment nonprofit is making changes to how it administers its ACT test.

Study: Large Print Books Boost Comprehension Skills

Students are able to engage more with large print books than other reading materials, according to a new study from Project Tomorrow and Gale.

States Adopting New Mindset on Assessments

Even as many states are backing away from high-stakes testing in math and English language arts that take place at the end of the school year, that doesn't necessarily mean they're "backsliding," according to a new report. Rather than "rolling back" advancements in test quality, accessibility and rigor under the weight of political pressures or demands for reductions in time spent on testing, some states are reforming their approach to assessment in innovative ways.

Teachers Pushing Harder on Algebra and Functions

Of five major content areas covered in math classes — numbers and operations, measurement, geometry, data and statistics, and algebra and functions — teachers are putting a bigger emphasis particularly on algebra and functions in math class beyond what they were doing a dozen years earlier. And in science, students are discussing the kinds of problems engineers solve more frequently.

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