Although homework does tend to align to standards, a lot of it is busywork, rather than work requiring students to synthesize, analyze, or use higher-order thinking skills.
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February 13, 2019
February 01, 2019
The end of the standards raises a whole host of questions about what will replace them.
September 18, 2018
Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis is renewing a political trend that had fallen dormant: calling for the end of the use of the shared standards.
September 17, 2018
Despite a move towards using more nonfiction texts in the classroom, young adults' poetry readership in 2017 was the highest on record over a 15-year period.
August 22, 2018
The English/language arts and math standards in most states that "un-adopted" or tweaked the Common Core State Standards are, in the end, "substantially weaker," according to the latest review of state standards from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.
August 14, 2018
An aligned textbook appears to help teachers engage students in certain math practices, a report concludes.
July 19, 2018
Teachers are assigning more nonfiction and teaching vocabulary in context—but they report using fewer grade-level readings in their classes, an expansive new report concludes.
April 06, 2018
The proposal draws on arguments that reading tests that focus on applying skills to generic passages disadvantage students who don't have the background knowledge to fully grasp them.
March 28, 2018
The Smarter Balanced group rejects the argument that its test was technically flawed in 2016-17, and produces new data to back its case.
February 22, 2018
Only a handful of states will still be offering the test in its entirety after this spring's testing season.