Nike, Barbie, and iPod all make appearances on the English/language arts tests that children are taking this spring.
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April 21, 2014
April 17, 2014
States and districts plan to use new common-core tests for teacher evaluation, but such a use "requires new validity and reliability evidence," according to a new report.
April 16, 2014
As more states grow uncertain or conflicted about sticking with the Common Core State Standards, educators and others on the front lines find themselves in a bind.
April 09, 2014
An overheard conversation on the way to an annual conference for math teachers highlights some timely and very thorny issues around the Common Core State Standards.
April 03, 2014
At Thomas S. Wootton High School in Maryland, educators seem to agree that field-testing for the common-core exams has been problematic.
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.
March 17, 2014
State Commissioner Pam Stewart says Florida will go with assessments from the American Institutes of Research rather than the PARCC testing consortium.
March 14, 2014
The additional time will allow for some final "quality checking" of the trial assessments' features beginning later this month.
March 07, 2014
Contrary to what Texas announced yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education has not denied its request for a waiver to help it avoid testing Algebra 1 students twice.
March 07, 2014
The Golden State had been in a standoff with the federal education department over its plan to dump most of its current tests in order to give all students the Smarter Balanced field test.