Alaska reportedly is inquiring about joining an assessment consortium, although federal rules require a state to have adopted the common standards.
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June 21, 2012
June 18, 2012
A professional development group has won a $4.3 million contract to train teachers as leaders in the PARCC assessment system.
June 14, 2012
The leader of one of the groups that drove the common-standards initiative steps down.
June 11, 2012
The new education leader of the National Governors Association sees the organization's role as helping governors build the support they need to implement the changes necessary on many fronts to make the common core a success.
June 07, 2012
Three years before the common assessments are fully operational and rolled out, we see ripples from the common standards affecting assessment. Take as one example the many questions hovering about students with disabilities. As my colleague Nirvi Shah reports, the path to assessing such students is...
May 30, 2012
States' winning applications for waivers from No Child Left Behind shift the goals and timelines of tests.
May 25, 2012
Massachusetts plans to require high school seniors to pass a test in U.S. history to graduate, and Maryland approves a law to reinstate passage of a test in U.S. government.
May 17, 2012
The Alabama state senate has approved a resolution encouraging the state board of education to undo its adoption of the common standards.
May 17, 2012
David Coleman, a chief architect of the common standards, is named president of the College Board.
May 04, 2012
You might have heard that Utah has been surfing the waves of common-standards controversy lately. Now it appears that the standards aren't the only thing the state is uneasy about. It's also uneasy about the tests being designed for them. We are getting word that Utah plans to downgrade its members...