An international survey of literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills shows U.S. adults weaker than those in most other developed countries.
Dowan McNair-Lee, the teacher Education Week profiled as she taught the common standards in English/language arts in her 8th grade classroom, has been honored for effective teaching.
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.