Legislation headed to Texas Gov. Rick Perry's desk would reduce from 15 to five the number of end-of-course exams students must pass to graduate.
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May 22, 2013
The maker of the ACT college entrance exam offers itself as an alternative to common tests being designed by two federally funded consortia designing tests for the common standards.
May 21, 2013
In a rebuttal to the AFT president's call for a moratorium on high-stakes consequences for the common core, Chiefs for Change calls for holding fast to accountability.
May 17, 2013
A new federal study shows few states are untouched by cheating probes, and all are aware their testing systems are vulnerable to cheating.
May 08, 2013
National Council of Teachers of English argues that computers ignore the most valuable elements of student writing.
May 06, 2013
Technological problems derail tests in Kentucky, Oklahoma, Indiana, and Minnesota.
May 01, 2013
New commissioner Glenda Ritz wants the state to go its own way with standardized tests.
April 30, 2013
Randi Weingarten argues that no high-stakes decisions based on the common core should be made about students, teachers, or schools until adequate support has been provided.
April 25, 2013
The commissioner of education says the state should consider other alternatives to PARCC, including ACT's new ASPIRE system.
April 24, 2013
A California blogger invents a whimsical memo to counter common-core opponents' claims.