Vermont's objection to reporting student scores by achievement level captures key points of the debate.
New research by ACT also shows that students' readiness for STEM studies lags behind their interest.
Teachers are encouraged to use the tasks, modify them to suit their needs, and offer feedback on needed revisions, according to standards organizers.
In this short audio post, two EdWeek reporters discuss the major differences between the common core and previous state standards, as well as a few other interesting tidbits from the recent common-core math report.
In a key step, the consortium decides on cut scores that are likely to cause sharp drops in the numbers of students reading and doing math at grade level.
L'Oréal recently announced the winners of its For Women in Science fellowship, which awards $60,000 grants to five female postdocs who've demonstrated excellence in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
After lawmakers forbid the state from using the Smarter Balanced assessment in 2014-15, the state has come up with a solution that blends items from that test with those from a testing company.
The $108 million contract is the latest in a long series of assessment shakeouts in the wake of the Common Core State Standards.
Just because a state has a law requiring arts instruction doesn't mean students are actually getting it, said a group of arts education experts.
The AFT awards grants to two state unions in the wake of widespread criticism that teachers have been overlooked in the design and implementation of the common core.