Washington last week became the eighth state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards
The state proposes to set aside its math and English/language tests in 2014 and have students take the Smarter Balanced field test instead.
Substituting Smarter Balanced field tests for assessments that produce results for accountability could bring a penalty on the Golden State.
A new paper argues that the common standards in math do not demand a level of skill that is sufficient for selective colleges, or for students planning careers in math or science. In a white paper released today, the Boston-based Pioneer Institute, one of the most vocal critics of the common core, seeks to back up its argument with comments made by one of the math standards' lead writers, Jason Zimba. Co-authors R. James Milgram and Sandra Stotsky draw on the official minutes and a recording of a March 2010 meeting of the Massachusetts Board of Education, at which Zimba ...
The report uses assessment scores to show how U.S. states stack up to nations around the world on math and science achievement.
The Council of Chief State School Officers urges testmakers and the two state consortia to create large-scale assessments that reflect good instructional practice.
A new study analyzes key factors in schools, homes, and teacher practice that correlate with high achievement on the TIMSS and PIRLS exams of math, science and reading.
A new grant from the National Science Foundation seeks to boost science education by allowing students and teachers to engage in research.
This Storify takes a look at the short history of the Next Generation Science Standards, from their initial conception to adoption by seven states and counting.
A new collaboration between the American Battle Monuments Commission, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Virginia Tech is creating a teacher-scholar program to help build an innovative and engaging WWI history curriculum.