Alabama becomes the 42nd state to adopt the common standards.

The 19-member panel includes expertise across education, policy, business, and STEM content.

NAEP scores for high school seniors in math and reading show declines since 1992, but modest gains since the last test in 2005.

A newspaper finds that some of its state's most respected high schools have large shares of students who fall short of ACT's college readiness definition.

New Power Point explanations are out on the two big state assessment consortia that won Race to the Top money to design tests for the new common standards.

The research suggests that children whose parents talked with them a lot about numbers as toddlers had an advantage later in understanding math.

Engaging in another round of discussion with an EdWeek reader, testing expert Margaret Heritage discusses the role of subjectivity in formative assessment.

Those of you who have been following our coverage of the common standards—and those of you who feel you've missed things and want to catch up—might be interested to know that key stories and commentary on that subject have been pulled together in one place. It's our "Spotlight on Common Standards."...

The removal of the humanities textbook sparked an online campaign by students who accused the district of censorship.

An assessment expert wades into dialog with an EdWeek reader to clarify the meaning of formative assessment.

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