Waiver states that are rolling out brand new assessments this school year may not have to worry about federal consequences stemming from the tests.
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December 17, 2014
November 20, 2014
An interview with Director of the Center for Advanced Study in Education at CUNY Howard Everson about how the Common Core helps teachers shift from a topic-centered point of view to a learner-centered perspective.
November 12, 2014
An interview with Catherine Snow of Harvard Graduate School of Education and Sue Pimentel of Student Achievement Partners on developing curriculum and professional development aligned to the Common Core.
October 27, 2014
An interview with Phil Daro and Jason Zimba, leaders in developing the Common Core mathematics standards, on implementation progress, the testing consortia, accountability systems and instructional materials.
October 16, 2014
Terry Holliday and Felicia Smith on how Kentucky became the first state to adopt the Common Core, implementation progress so far and their advice for other states and the federal government.
October 09, 2014
An interview with Michael Kirst, president of California's State Board of Education, on the challenges in implementing the Common Core.
October 03, 2014
The Peckham district in northern Oklahoma, which enrolls about 100 students in grades K-8, has about 30 students with disabilities and has seen its state ranking plummet to F over two years, based in part on student test scores.
October 02, 2014
The Common Core is much more likely to be declared a failure because of poor implementation than because of political attacks from either side of the spectrum.
September 25, 2014
In a response to Diane Ravitch and Yong Zhao, Marc Tucker argues that instead of abandoning standardized tests, the United States needs much better standardized tests, administered at fewer grade levels.
September 04, 2014
The Concord Review, a journal of high school student history essays, makes a powerful argument for using student work in explaining academic standards.