A new study shows that many states have upped their standards for what it means to be labeled proficient, a change that some attribute to the advent of the common-core standards.
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In an ongoing effort to help states navigate the process of reviewing, adopting, and implementing the Next Generation Science Standards, the National Association of State Boards of Education released a short report today profiling some states' efforts in this area.
July 06, 2015
Smarter Balanced test scores released by three states show that students are largely beating states' projections for student performance—except for on the high school math tests. Did experts warn us this was coming?
June 30, 2015
In this Q&A, the authors of a new book discuss what good close reading looks like in classrooms, and why teachers shouldn't be afraid of it.
June 24, 2015
"[K]ids aren't likely to buy into doing tougher math with teachers who are inwardly hyperventilating about the subject themselves," says a new brief from a New York City-based policy institute.
June 22, 2015
Students are expected to read more nonfiction under the common-core standards--but language arts teachers shouldn't be the only ones responsible for it.
June 19, 2015
With much support from educators, Arkansas has joined 13 states and the District of Columbia in adopting the Next Generation Science Standards.
June 10, 2015
In response to criticism from the math community, EdReports.org, the group that bills itself as the Consumer Reports of common-core instructional materials, is making changes to its textbook review process.
June 02, 2015
Five years ago, the Common Core State Standards were issued, triggering an exhausting combination of celebration and criticism.
May 29, 2015
Georgia is revising its science and social studies standards and the revamp will likely bring a stronger focus on civics.