Are new ways of gauging text complexity too complex?


A collection of statewide STEM education networks have formed a new coalition to promote STEM policies and practices.


Far more Washington insiders think the PARCC assessment consortium is "on the right track" than is the other testing group, Smarter Balanced, but both group's ratings are improving.


A new website tracks state legislation related to the Common Core State Standards.


Rhode Island has developed a blueprint to ensure that students learn a foreign language.


A state testing consortium is inviting public comment on two documents that aim to help educators implement the Common Core State Standards in mathematics.


Ohio's governor has signed a new law that ties promotion of 3rd graders to their performance on a 3rd grade reading test.


Defining career readiness hasn't been discussed as much by the common standards assessment consortia as has college readiness.


School districts with a combined annual purchasing power of $2 billion band together to demand instructional materials from publishers that reflect the common standards.


Alaska reportedly is inquiring about joining an assessment consortium, although federal rules require a state to have adopted the common standards.


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