Several states where 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress scores showed no statistically significant improvement chose to focus on how their students performed against national averages.
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November 07, 2013
August 09, 2013
New York, California and Wyoming have all reported broad declines in students' test performance this year, attributing the drops in varying degrees to the Common Core State Standards.
August 02, 2013
A conservative member of the Kansas state board believes attacks on the Common Core State Standards are motivated by fear, not facts.
August 01, 2013
A document published by the Associated Press might reveal how Indiana officials altered the state's A-F accountability system in September 2012.
July 31, 2013
Questions remain about actions by Indiana K-12 chief Tony Bennett regarding the state's A-F accountability system and an Indianapolis charter school in 2012.
July 22, 2013
Texas is waiting on a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education to exempt certain students from reading and math tests.
June 25, 2013
Sec. Arne Duncan defended the Common Core State Standards from what he called false political attacks in prepared remarks to newspaper editors.
June 11, 2013
Test results from Texas and Florida released in early June show flat results on many tests, but improvement on some.
May 21, 2013
A bill from a Texas senator would create a special state-run district to take over low-performing schools.
May 20, 2013
A push by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, a Republican, to delay a recently signed school-choice plan by two years fell short among lawmakers.