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.


California's state board of education voted unanimously yesterday to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.


New research suggests the value of a course credit in Algebra 2 is declining.


A new study suggests that while girls report a higher degree of generalized math anxiety than boys, there is no difference in their level of math anxiety when in math class or taking a math exam.


The common-core math standards have a lot to say about the 'appropriate use' of math tools, including calculators, spreadsheets, and even 'dynamic geometry software.'


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