Among the changes Florida is considering is the addition of 52 calculus standards, and the requirement that elementary students master cursive writing.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urges attendees at a "parent summit" to raise their voices to bring about policy and cultural changes that will improve schools.

Eight districts that have won federal permission to create their own way of holding themselves accountable for results have created a set of open-source performance tasks to guide common-core instruction.

A new analysis shows deep racial and gender divides in test-taking patterns in Advanced Placement computer science.

The accident occurred weeks after a U.S. safety agency created an educational video warning of the dangers of that type of chemistry experiment.

Five companies are competing for the assessment contract in Florida, and PARCC isn't one of them.

An engineering professor at Stanford University has developed a way for students in MOOCs to conduct virtual lab experiments—an "iLab," as he calls it—that could have value for K-12 students.

A grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust aims to involve teachers nationwide in the design of resources for tests being designed by PARCC and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

The state's testing waiver came under a longstanding provision of federal law, not the new "double-testing" waiver program.

ACT Inc., will offer the two tests, typically given in 8th and 10th grade, as precursors to its ACT college admissions exam, for the last time in 2013-14 as it debuts its Aspire test for grades 3-11.


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