Dennis Van Roekel tells members in a letter that they "have a right to feel frustrated, upset, and angry about the poor commitment to implementing the standards correctly."
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February 19, 2014
February 15, 2014
The Friday decisions by the department of education bring to 11 the number of states that can avoid "double testing" their students with field tests and their regular state tests, but a decision on California is still outstanding.
February 12, 2014
Some states, including Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, have announced plans to revise their testing windows in light of widespread school cancellations caused by rough winter weather.
February 11, 2014
After a flood of critics pointed out errors, Teach Plus dove back into the data to post correct--and much higher--testing times that change some of the fundamental conclusions in the report.
February 05, 2014
A new study finds that district-imposed tests take far more of teachers' and students' time than do state-mandated assessments.
February 03, 2014
Connecticut, Mississippi, South Dakota and Vermont have won federal waivers focused on allowing them to make the transition to common-core tests.
January 31, 2014
Kentucky had been uncertain for many months about whether it would use the PARCC tests for common standards.
January 27, 2014
The board of the state's powerful teachers union also takes a stand against the way the Common Core State Standards have been implemented.
January 24, 2014
The letter from 34 state superintendents caps a rising wave of concern that administering student assessments through two big multistate consortia puts student data privacy at risk.
January 22, 2014
Gov. Cuomo calls for a panel to evaluate the state's implementation of common core and to recommend changes.