This year's Scripps National Spelling Bee will incorporate some changes including a computer-based test and a multiple-choice element.

The lead writers of the math common-core standards have developed new "publishers' criteria" intended to guide the development and selection of instructional materials.

A group of researchers makes a plea for understanding formative "assessment" as a suite of teaching practices.

The two federally funded groups designing tests for the common standards are awaiting feedback from pilot and field testing before making the decision.

Cynthia Schmeiser will join the College Board to oversee programs including the SAT.

I've been hearing from some district officials that classroom teachers are the best ambassadors for building better understanding and buy-in for the Common Core State Standards in their schools. Tennessee seems to be taking that idea to heart, as the state department of education announced this week that more than 700 teachers are being enlisted to "help their peers navigate the transition" to the new standards. Those 704 teachers were selected through what the state department called a "rigorous application process" to serve as coaches, the press release says. And come this summer, they will help lead five weeks of ...

Like low income students, students from middle-class families are being outperformed by students in other countries, according to a new report.

The College Board is in the early stages of exploring potential new AP programs in math and accounting.

An farm-based curriculum helped save a Kansas elementary school from closing due to low enrollment.

The review will focus on item and task development and on how the two testing consortia will validate assessment results.


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