One of the consortia designing tests for the common standards decides to make higher-education representatives voting members, reflecting the push to ensure that colleges and universities accept the test as an indicator of college readiness.
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April 04, 2012
February 27, 2012
A forum designed to show off Kentucky's postsecondary and K-12 partnership on the common standards also reveals the heavy lift required of teachers to reach the partnership's lofty goals.
January 12, 2012
A special Education Week report finds the U.S. education system striving to learn lessons from other countries.
December 08, 2011
A new report finds high school testing shifting toward college-readiness. A new report, and states' No Child Left Behind waiver applications, find schools shifting to college-readiness testing.
October 13, 2011
Three of those intending to seek waivers from No Child Left Behind have not adopted common standards or signed up to work on common tests, two key areas of judgment in the waiver process.
October 11, 2011
A draft bill to reauthorize No Child Left Behind requires high schools to report on how many of their students go to college and how many must take remedial classes.
October 11, 2011
Some activists are worried that a new draft NCLB reauthorization will lack the teeth to hold schools accountable for improvement.
August 30, 2011
Most recent high school graduates say they wished they had taken tougher courses in high school to be better prepared for college.
August 17, 2011
ACT's annual score report attempts to link scores on the college-entrance exam to career readiness.
June 27, 2011
A new study says the U.S. economy needs to boost the number of college-educated workers by 20 million in the next 14 years.