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October 01, 2013

State Chiefs Set Criteria for 'High-Quality' Assessment

The Council of Chief State School Officers urges testmakers and the two state consortia to create large-scale assessments that reflect good instructional practice.

August 28, 2013

States Eye Changes as They Move Toward Common Assessments

A new study finds that some states are considering assessments other than those being designed by the two state testing consortia.

July 22, 2013

Georgia Drops Out of PARCC Test Consortium

The state cites cost, technological readiness, as stumbling blocks in using PARCC's tests.

July 08, 2013

Okla. State Supe: Cost, Time, Technology Drove Testing Decision

Details emerge about the state's decision to go it alone on student testing.

April 15, 2013

Having Rejected Common Tests, Alabama Opts for New ACT Exam

The move holds symbolic importance for the two federally funded assessment consortia, which are mindful of maintaining membership in order to stay viable.

March 22, 2013

Anti-Common-Core Effort Crops Up in Mich., Dies in Ala. Legislature

One state begins considering an anti-common-core bill, while another ends that debate.

March 15, 2013

Common Core Rattles and Rolls in Nebraska, Kansas, Alabama

Nebraska, one of the few states that has not adopted the common standards, sends a signal that it could be reconsidering.

March 13, 2013

Testing Consortium Reorganizes for Long-Term Survival

PARCC becomes a nonprofit to help it stay afloat after federal money runs out in 2014.

March 05, 2013

Assessment Consortium Releases Testing Time Estimates

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers estimates that its tests will take 8 to 10 hours.

January 28, 2013

Low-Performing Schools Could Skip Some State Tests, Under Va. Bill

Bills pending in other states show pressure to ratchet up rigor.

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