Some 68 percent of district curriculum directors plan to purchase new instructional materials for common-core implementation, according to an MDR survey.
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November 27, 2013
November 22, 2013
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has released a request for proposals to develop assessments, submit assessment reports and analyze results.
October 14, 2013
Maria Helena Guimarães de Castro discusses key challenges facing secondary education in Brazil.
September 17, 2013
The Education Department, in outlining more detail for Common Core field test flexibility for schools and districts, outlines some specific points for testing students with individualized education programs.
September 11, 2013
The 25-state group decided that read-aloud accommodations for text passages will be limited, for now, to students in middle and high school.
August 23, 2013
Most states have already pledged to do away with the tests, which were aimed at students who could not meet grade-level standards despite good instruction.
August 20, 2013
To help educators prepare for instruction in the coming school year, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, released another round of sample math and English/language arts items.
August 13, 2013
As families across the country get ready for the rhythms of a new school year, teachers are getting ready for something else: new evaluation systems with high stakes and different definitions of what constitutes a job well done. In theory, this is a good thing. So why has almost every new framework for measuring teacher effectiveness been met with such fierce resistance?
July 29, 2013
Indiana moves to drop out of PARCC.
July 22, 2013
The so-called "2 percent" tests prevent some special education students from accessing grade-level content, the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities argues.