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.
PARCC will take an extra year to deliver diagnostic, midyear, and K-1 pieces of its system, so it can meet the deadline for summative tests.
The Vermont state board of education voted unanimously today to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.
In a speech, Arne Duncan says the federal government encouraged, but does not mandate, the common standards, and calls some critics' claims "really wacky."
The Maryland state board of education today voted 11 to 0 to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards, bringing to four the number of states to take such action.
The Keystone State joins a slowly growing list of states participating in neither of the two big groups of states designing tests for the common standards.
Top assessment experts craft five criteria they consider crucial to designing new and better tests of what students know.
A new report recommends that the nation take 12 key steps to ensure that humanities and social sciences maintain an important place in American classrooms.
Read a transcript of the conversation with the EdWeek reporter who spent six months documenting how one district is putting the common standards into practice.