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.


Doubling up on math classes for a year may help middle school students in the short-term, but the benefits of doing so depreciate over time—and are likely not be worth the price of missing out on instruction in other subjects, according to a new study.


A Johns Hopkins University professor argues that high schools should stop teaching calculus, and instead teach computer science and statistics.


The U.S. ranked near the bottom in an exhaustive international comparison of educational innovation, but received high grades for use of assessments and parent engagement.


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