A federal technical review panel's first look at the two common core assessment consortia's work shows praise for some things, and strong cautions on others.


Details emerge about the state's decision to go it alone on student testing.


With the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg this week, a history teacher shares his experience, and advice, about teaching with historical sites.


North Carolina is moving away from the traditional high school math pathway to require that students complete integrated courses in the discipline.


Oklahoma's state superintendent has announced that the state is withdrawing from a common-core testing consortium to go its own way.


Unlike most AP offerings, the three studio-art programs dispense with the traditional pencil-and-paper exam in favor of student portfolios of artwork.


A speech by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan prompts clarification of the standards' stages of development.


Much of the historic narrowing of achievement gaps highlighted in a new NAEP report was accomplished by the late 1980s.


U.S. achievement for 9-year-olds and 13-year-olds has increased since the early 1970s in reading and math, but for 17-year-olds there's no measurable difference.


New documents describe what students need to demonstrate to show achievement at each of the five levels of PARCC's test in literacy and math.


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