As California plans a shift to Smarter Balanced field tests, high school educators are unclear about which tests from the old system will remain in place, causing confusion as the year begins.


One state's plan to gather and use data from Smarter Balanced's field test raises delicate issues of what constitutes proper use of test data.


Gov. Steve Beshear signaled that Kentucky would move forward with implementation of a new set of common science standards despite opposition from a legislative review panel.


A Boston advocacy group argues that federal law and long-standing tradition fly in the face of one set of shared academic expectations.


The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium takes the first step toward creating a policy to protect student-level data, and clarifies the testing window for states.


North Carolina is rolling out a new initiative to recognize exemplary STEM schools, based on a set of key attributes.


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan tells the Golden State that he couldn't "in good conscience" approve its proposed suspension of accountability testing.


New paper explores the work of a state, a district and a technical-service provider in putting the common standards into practice.


Math is the top pick of U.S. adults asked to name the "most valuable" subject they studied in school, according to new Gallup data. Meanwhile, science is more popular than when the question was posed a decade ago.


The Golden State considers tossing out the bulk of its state testing system so it can field-test the common-core exams on a larger scale.


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