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June 26, 2012

Input Sought on Math Frameworks Pegged to Common Core

A state testing consortium is inviting public comment on two documents that aim to help educators implement the Common Core State Standards in mathematics.

June 26, 2012

Ohio Joins Ranks of States With 3rd Grade Retention Law

Ohio's governor has signed a new law that ties promotion of 3rd graders to their performance on a 3rd grade reading test.

June 25, 2012

Grappling With the Definition of Career Readiness

Defining career readiness hasn't been discussed as much by the common standards assessment consortia as has college readiness.

June 21, 2012

Alaska Considering Common Assessments?

Alaska reportedly is inquiring about joining an assessment consortium, although federal rules require a state to have adopted the common standards.

June 21, 2012

Online Testing on the Rise

Thanks to the rise of Common Core assessments, virtual testing could make up 50 percent of the assessment market by the 2014-2015 school year.

June 18, 2012

Contract Awarded to Oversee Teacher Assessment Leaders

A professional development group has won a $4.3 million contract to train teachers as leaders in the PARCC assessment system.

June 12, 2012

Academic Fraud: Does Anyone Care?

As the pressure to reach the targets get tougher, many districts are devising ways to raise their graduation rates that have nothing to do with thinking and learning. A prime suspect is credit recovery.

June 11, 2012

Student Performance Must be Part of Teacher Evaluation, Calif. Judge Says

California has a 40-year-old state law that says pupil progress on state tests must be a part of evaluating teachers, but the district's teacher's union has opposed such moves.

June 11, 2012

Evidence Persists of STEM Achievement Gap for Girls

Recent data point to an achievement gap in STEM based on gender in the United States, as seen in results from the Advanced Placement program, NAEP, and international tests.

June 08, 2012

New CEO at McGraw-Hill Education Brings Tech Background

McGraw-Hill has named a new leader for its educational division, which soon will become a separate company.

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