A small group of states wants to use PARCC and Smarter Balanced test items to make their own assessments. One has reached out to federal officials for clarification that test items should be freely available to all states.
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June 10, 2014
A top official from the biggest common-core funder in the country says districts and schools should wait before basing teacher evaluations and student promotion decisions on tests based on the new standards.
June 06, 2014
Fifty-eight percent of U.S. K-12 students live in states that are not currently planning to use common tests designed by the two consortia.
May 30, 2014
The state will issue a request for proposals for new tests, and wants to create a level playing field in considering all bidders.
May 28, 2014
The ruling by a New Mexico judge halts work on the testing contract until the state purchasing department considers a challenge filed by the American Institutes for Research.
May 22, 2014
In Oklahoma, thousands of students will now be able to move from 3rd to 4th grade despite having failed a state standardized reading test.
May 21, 2014
An Education Week analysis of all the states' testing plans shows that although most states belong to one of the assessment consortia, many plan to use other tests in 2014-15.
May 19, 2014
Not long ago, Indiana became the first state to "un-adopt" the Common Core State Standards. But Indiana might soon have company.
May 15, 2014
Michigan has become the most recent state to face big questions about its assessment plans under the Common Core State Standards.
May 14, 2014
Based on a new analysis from the NAEP governing board, only 39 percent of 12th graders are ready for entry-level college courses in math and 38 percent in reading.