A small group of states wants to use PARCC and Smarter Balanced test items to make their own assessments. One has reached out to federal officials for clarification that test items should be freely available to all states.
Third graders in South Carolina who cannot demonstrate reading proficiency on a state test will be held back starting in the 2017-18 school year, according to legislation just signed by the governor.
The Palmetto State is fast-tracking its new standards so they're ready for legislative approval in January.
Psychology professors Sian Beilock and Daniel Willingham offer suggestions for how teachers can help decrease the effects of math anxiety.
A top official from the biggest common-core funder in the country says districts and schools should wait before basing teacher evaluations and student promotion decisions on tests based on the new standards.
This week, the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards released the final version of its voluntary national standards in dance, media arts, music, theater, and visual artsand one coalition official said he expects nearly every state in the country to adopt them.
Fifty-eight percent of U.S. K-12 students live in states that are not currently planning to use common tests designed by the two consortia.
Despite her previous support for the Common Core State Standards, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signs a bill that requires the state to replace them with its own academic standards.
Even though South Carolina has jettisoned the common core, its new standards won't take effect until 2015-16.
The Kentucky education commissioner is scheduled to announce that the state will officially implement the Next Generation Science Standards this fall, but testing won't start for at least another year.