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March 25, 2014

It's Official: Illinois Adopts Common Science Standards

Illinois has officially adopted the Next Generation Science Standards.

March 07, 2014

Oregon Becomes Tenth State to Adopt Common Science Standards

Yesterday, the Oregon state board of education voted unanimously to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.

February 26, 2014

Nevada Adopts Common Science Standards

Today's unanimous vote by the state board of education makes Nevada the ninth state to have officially adopted the common science standards.

November 15, 2013

Obamacare Troubles Used To Ring Ominous Bells for Common-Core Tests

Increasingly, comparisons are being made between the rocky rollout of President Obama's signature healthcare initiative, and the 2015 debut of the common-core assessments.

October 02, 2013

Despite Warning From Feds, Calif. Governor Signs Test-Overhaul Law

Substituting Smarter Balanced field tests for assessments that produce results for accountability could bring a penalty on the Golden State.

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.

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