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April 15, 2015

Universities in Six States Agree to Smarter Balanced Definition of 'College Ready'

Nearly 200 colleges and universities agree to let students skip remedial courses if they score at the "college ready" level on the Smarter Balanced assessment.

March 31, 2015

Few States Using Tests to Guide Instruction for High School Seniors

The Education Commission of the States, which maintains a powerful database of state policies on a host of education policies, waded into the question of how states are using those tests to measure college readiness

March 31, 2015

What Are States Doing With College-Readiness Test Results?

A new study finds that few states link their college-readiness tests to meaningful supports or opportunities for students.

March 26, 2015

Florida Inches Toward Suspending 3rd Grade Reading Gate

A Florida legislative panel approves a bill that would suspend a no-social-promotion policy that became nationally influential.

March 24, 2015

New York City Holds STEM Institutes for Teachers

A grant from the GE Foundation provides training to New York City teachers and school leaders to ramp up STEM expertise to enhance career programs.

March 24, 2015

STEM Institutes Offered to NYC School Leaders and Teachers

A grant from the GE Foundation provides training to New York City teachers and school leaders to ramp up STEM expertise to enhance career programs.

March 16, 2015

What Should High School Graduates Know and Be Able to Do?

Districts can't rely solely on graduation requirements and state test scores as a proxy for quality education aims and measures. Students and community members deserve a more compelling and complete set of goals and metrics. It remains challenging to describe the aims and measures of a rigorous well-rounded education. Here are some examples of schools and districts setting the bar beyond basic reading, writing, and math.

March 10, 2015

PARCC Makes Inroads as Proxy for College Readiness

Two Colorado colleges are the first to decide to consider PARCC scores in course-placement decisions.

March 09, 2015

Live Now, Die Later

A high school humanities teacher suggests ways for deep learners to stay alive while developing "college prep" skills.

February 13, 2015

Reports Give Snapshot of College- and Career-Readiness Standards Roll Out

A series of reports from the Southern Regional Education Board examine how 14 states are managing the implementation of new college- and career-readiness standards.

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