As we move into what I've come to think of as adoption season for the common standards, states have much to think about. But the Race to the Top competition doesn't give states much time to think things over. (To maximize their points in that competition, they have to promise to adopt common standar...
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May 28, 2010
May 27, 2010
West Virginia gives conditional approval to the common standards.
May 27, 2010
Common standards factor into Virginia's decision to pull out of Race to the Top and prove a stumbling point in Oklahoma legislation designed to enhance its position for the federal contest.
May 26, 2010
Hawaii and Maryland become the second and third states to adopt the common standards even before they are out in final form.
May 25, 2010
You've been reading here about Massachusetts' tightrope walk on Race to the Top and the common standards. You remember: the state, much revered for its high academic standards, says it will not adopt the common standards if they are less rigorous than its own. But to be best positioned to win a chun...
May 24, 2010
Colorado, like other states, is hashing out how to mesh adoption of common standards with its own newly revised standards.
May 21, 2010
In a new paper, the College Board, the ETS, and Pearson Learning explore ways to get test-score comparability across multiple assessments.
May 19, 2010
Massachusetts says it's reconsidering applying for Round 2 of Race to the Top.
May 18, 2010
The ETS, College Board and Pearson Learning form a new collaborative on assessment to support the Race to the Top initiative.
May 14, 2010
The former education director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation argues that states have a grand opportunity in the Race to the Top assessment competition.