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.
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October 16, 2014
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.
August 27, 2014
The Large Countywide and Suburban District Consortium, which represents 16 districts across the country, applauded Education Secretary Arne Duncan's recent statement that there is too much focus on standardized testing in the nation's schools.
August 21, 2014
Canadian-based FreshGrade, Inc. raised $4.3 million of venture capital to expand its digital assessment and communication platform to K-12 schools throughout the United States.
August 21, 2014
A new report from NCEE calls for replacing the current system of test-based accountability with a system much more likely to result in improvements in student performance.
August 13, 2014
With $28.5 million to states, the Advanced Placement Test Fee program is expected to serve up to 10 percent more low-income students in the spring of 2015 than last year.