The most active states have 10 or more common-core related bids, RFPs or awarded contracts on record; more than half of states have had none or one, as of 2013.
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July 25, 2014
July 22, 2014
A paper from the New America Foundation sees a disconnect between the rollout of the Common Core State Standards and higher education policies.
July 09, 2014
Last spring, while millions of American students were bubbling in answers to multiple-choice questions on the ubiquitous tests that determine school and teacher ratings, student promotions, graduation, and college admissions, some students were meeting a higher standard. At the Urban Academy, a second chance high school in New York City that is part of the New York Performance Standards Consortium, Gemma Venuti completed the set of research papers that were part of her graduation portfolio — and defended them before a committee of teachers, students, and experts from outside the school.
June 24, 2014
David Conley suggests students and colleges would be better served with a broader picture of their college- and career- readiness, including a scores reflecting their study skills, persistence, and technology proficiency.
June 05, 2014
Schools will need more money from the federal government to buy the technology they need for online common-core assessments, some education organizations argue.
June 03, 2014
A survey finds that while most top district administrators support the Common Core State Standards, they also have mixed feelings about other policies associated with the common core.
April 22, 2014
Negotiations over accountability for tax-credit scholarship students in Florida highlights competing desires for many state lawmakers.
April 17, 2014
States and districts plan to use new common-core tests for teacher evaluation, but such a use "requires new validity and reliability evidence," according to a new report.
April 17, 2014
Theresa Rouse of King City Union School District, California responds to James W. Pellegrino and uses the analogy of a three-legged stool to explain the three major components of education reform: standards, assessment, and accountability.
April 16, 2014
James W. Pellegrino of University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that the assessment system should be built from the bottom up or inside out - starting with the classroom level and working towards the monitoring level -- just the REVERSE of what we have done with Common Core ELA and Math.