When it comes to testing difficulty, the college-ready benchmarks set for the PARCC tests may be generally tougher than those for the Smarter Balanced assessments, ACT Aspire, and most other state assessments, according to a new analysis.


Most science teachers have an "insufficient grasp of the science" behind climate change, and that may be hurting their teaching, according to a recent study.


Hawaii is the 18th state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards, which are also in place in the District of Columbia.


As more states and districts teach computer science, there's a debate over whether coding or theory should dominate.


The American Association for the Advancement of Science announced the release of a new, research-based curriculum for middle school teachers that, according to early piloting, is having quite an impact on science learning.


New research from the American Psychological Association shows that students are less motivated in science when they believe that success in the field depends on extraordinary talent.


EdReports.org, the group that bills itself as the Consumer Reports of common-core instructional materials, released analyses of four more textbook series this week—and again the results indicated publishers failed to meet the mark.


The latest data-heavy report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is turning up some interesting and sometimes counterintuitive details on just who is likely to struggle the most on international benchmarking tests in mathematics.


A new study found that teachers are mainly relying on homegrown instructional materials, created either by themselves or their district colleagues, to meet the Common Core State Standards.


Evaluating how well tests measure higher-order thinking skills and focus on the most important content and skills for college readiness, PARCC and SBAC come out on top of ACT Aspire and the MCAS.


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