Both of the consortia creating common-core tests say they're improving their equation editors, but math experts say students won't have much trouble figuring out how to use them.
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September 29, 2014
September 25, 2014
New figures, based on field-testing data, show that schools will have to allot 10 to 11 hours to allow students enough time to finish the tests.
September 22, 2014
The elementary school literacy coach objects to the "onslaught" of common-core curricula and the increasing load of test preparation.
September 19, 2014
The latest piece of legislation that aims to cut back on testing would allow students in grades 3-8 to take only one test per year: English/language arts or mathematics.
September 17, 2014
The Texas state board of education is considering requiring Advanced Placement U.S. History courses to follow the state curriculum rather than the framework laid out by the test developers, reports the Associated Press.
September 16, 2014
Technological problems were cited as the reason for dropping the diagnostic tests for the state's youngest children.
September 16, 2014
The state Board of Regents considers letting students swap one of the social studies exams for a test in career-technical education or the arts.
September 12, 2014
With concerns about testing time high on its radar, PARCC decides it needs more time to figure out how to standardize a portion of the test that is embedded in daily classroom instruction.
September 08, 2014
Motions to demand a halt to standardized testing and an opt-out policy for parents were passed to a legislative committee for possible presentation to state lawmakers.
September 04, 2014
All four segments of California's higher education system are working to align admissions and teacher-preparation programs to reflect the common core.