State Commissioner Tony Bennett says a "Plan B" is necessary in case PARCC tests aren't ready in time.
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February 20, 2013
February 19, 2013
Robert Scott shares his opposition to the Common Core State Standards with lawmakers in two other states.
January 30, 2013
A free online bank of rewritten questions and tasks for popular basal readers is getting some attention from teachers.
January 17, 2013
One of the two state assessment consortia, PARCC, solicits feedback on two key facets of its proposed accommodations policy.
January 16, 2013
New tests are likely to plumb deeper levels of understanding, but must surmount technical, financial, and political hurdles, UCLA researchers conclude.
January 10, 2013
A new set of guidelines suggests that teachers need not cut back on literature to meet the "informational text" demands of the common core.
January 07, 2013
The public is getting one more chance to weigh in on a set of common science standards.
December 28, 2012
Standards advocates step up to counter weeks of accusations that the common core will weaken the role of literature in the classroom.
December 27, 2012
The common standards and assessments, along with a keen interest in math, drove lots of interest in blog posts on Curriculum Matters this year.
December 21, 2012
Proposed accommodations could make fewer students eligible in some states, and more in others.