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May 22, 2014

Oklahoma Ends Retention Policy for 3rd Graders Who Fail Reading Test

In Oklahoma, thousands of students will now be able to move from 3rd to 4th grade despite having failed a state standardized reading test.

April 01, 2014

PARCC Membership Drops to 17

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

Common-Standards Watch: Our New Map Tracks States' Movements

Education Week updates its map of common-standards adoptions to reflect the first reversal by a state: Indiana.

March 26, 2014

Report: Arts Education Across the States

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

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.

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