In Oklahoma, thousands of students will now be able to move from 3rd to 4th grade despite having failed a state standardized reading test.
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May 22, 2014
April 01, 2014
With the recent defection of Florida, membership in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has fallen to 16 states, plus the District of Columbia, as reflected in an updated EdWeek map.
April 01, 2014
Education Week updates its map of common-standards adoptions to reflect the first reversal by a state: Indiana.
March 26, 2014
Forty-one states now have instructional requirements for arts education at all levels (elementary, middle, and high school), though only 17 states have policies regarding assessment in the subject, according to a new report.
March 25, 2014
Illinois has officially adopted the Next Generation Science Standards.
March 07, 2014
Yesterday, the Oregon state board of education voted unanimously to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.
February 26, 2014
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
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
Substituting Smarter Balanced field tests for assessments that produce results for accountability could bring a penalty on the Golden State.
October 01, 2013
The Council of Chief State School Officers urges testmakers and the two state consortia to create large-scale assessments that reflect good instructional practice.