You might have heard that Utah has been surfing the waves of common-standards controversy lately. Now it appears that the standards aren't the only thing the state is uneasy about. It's also uneasy about the tests being designed for them. We are getting word that Utah plans to downgrade its members...
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May 04, 2012
May 03, 2012
A new research paper offers a defense of the Common Core State Standards, suggesting that they are world class and hold considerable promise to help improve student achievement.
May 03, 2012
Minnesota lawmakers have passed a measure that would require a legislative nod before the commissioner of education approves academic standards.
May 02, 2012
The National Research Council is planning to craft a framework to guide the development of new assessments aligned to a set of common, 'next generation' science standards.
May 01, 2012
The publishers' criteria in English/language arts, potentially powerful influences on how curriculum and instruction take shape for the new common standards, have been revised to address criticism and questions.
April 30, 2012
The Colorado board of education opposes proposed legislation that would make it commit to one of the consortia that are designing tests for the common standards.
April 27, 2012
Education Week is hosting two webinars next week that show participants how educators are implementing the common standards in English/language arts.
April 25, 2012
The Common Core State Standards have sparked a debate over the role of prereading in literacy instruction.
April 24, 2012
A special Education Week report examines the potential and challenges as states begin to implement the Common Core State Standards.
April 20, 2012
The Texas state board unanimously approved new math standards this week that had attracted considerable criticism.