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June 27, 2013

PARCC Approves Test Performance-Level Descriptions by Grade, Subject

New documents describe what students need to demonstrate to show achievement at each of the five levels of PARCC's test in literacy and math.

June 25, 2013

Common Science Standards Adopted by Vermont Board of Education

The Vermont state board of education voted unanimously today to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.

June 25, 2013

Maryland Adopts Common Science Standards by Unanimous Vote

The Maryland state board of education today voted 11 to 0 to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards, bringing to four the number of states to take such action.

June 14, 2013

Explore the 'Science of Golf' in New Online Video Series

A new 10-part online series from NBC Learn, the United States Golf Association, and Chevron Corp. explores the science behind the game of golf.

June 13, 2013

Common Science Standards Deserve 'C' Grade, Think Tank Says

The Next Generation Science Standards are inferior to the science standards in many states, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute concludes in a new review.

June 12, 2013

Diploma Requirements 'Out of Sync' With Common Core, Report Says

Only 11 common-core states fully meet the definition of math alignment set out in the report by the National School Boards Association and Change the Equation.

June 12, 2013

Kansas Board Votes to Adopt Common Science Standards

By a vote of 8 to 2, the Kansas state board of education yesterday adopted the Next Generation Science Standards as their own. With that step, Kansas joins Rhode Island and Kentucky in approving the standards (though Kentucky's action is conditional at this point, as I explain below). Kansas, Kentu...

June 10, 2013

Texas Testing Scaled Back Under Measure Signed by Governor

Republican Gov. Rick Perry of Texas today signed legislation to rewrite state graduation requirements, reducing from 15 to five the number of end-of-course exams students must pass to earn a high school diploma.

June 05, 2013

Will Florida Adopt the Common Science Standards?

The Florida department of education has issued a call for public comments on the Next Generation Science Standards.

May 29, 2013

Testing Holiday for High Achievers Offered Under Texas Bill

Texas lawmakers have sent the governor a bill that would allow high-performing students to skip some of the state's reading and math tests.

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