Following accusations that questions on the New York standardized tests given this spring were developmentally inappropriate and included product placement, state education officials made half the questions available online.


The governor and state schools chief cite their desire for an assessment that's "the right fit for Iowa."


A new organization is wading into the (very choppy) waters of judging whether major textbooks and other classroom materials are common-core aligned.


A new study finds that boosting high school graduation requirements, alone, will not improve student outcomes.


Fourth graders struggled with some of the most basic functions on a computer-based writing assessment, according to a recent federal study.


The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is using a crowd-sourcing element in its work to set the achievement cut scores on its tests.


A group of Maryland math educators take a close look at a 4th grade performance task, and several are surprised by the level of advanced thinking it requires.


With common-core backlash high on the public radar, a 25-year-old poll seems to illustrate a big shift in public opinion. Or maybe not.


Americans are no good at math, but the common core will help only if teachers receive better professional development, according to a recent piece published in The New York Times.


Fourth graders are capable of using a computer to type, organize, and write well enough to be assessed, a federal pilot study finds. But whether a computer-based test can effectively measure their abilities remains to be determined.


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