There are questions about the value of national standards, the appropriate nature of some of the standards in the earlier grades, and angst about the use of standardized testing to change teaching and learning and evaluate students and teachers.
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March 04, 2015
March 02, 2015
The district faced more than $1 billion in federal and state cuts if it did not offer the test districtwide, and the state of Illinois threatened to pull its designation as a district.
February 24, 2015
Superintendent John White revives an idea about testing that he first proposed last summer, and says tweaks to the common core may not be out of order.
February 12, 2015
Do the two state assessments being used in the Bay State accurately measure "college- and career-readiness" of students that so many states now say is their top priority?
February 11, 2015
Gov. Mike Pence, Superintendent Glenda Ritz, and others are seeking emergency changes to the state test after an outcry that it would take students too long to complete.
February 08, 2015
This week, more rumblings about ESEA, more sales pitching for testing, and more dwindling effectiveness for a $12 million wonder.
February 05, 2015
In his speech to a conservative group in Washington, the Louisiana Republican said, "I have more confidence in the moms in this room than any collection of bureaucrats."
February 04, 2015
After a good deal of uncertainty regarding states' testing plans, we've now got a complete picture of who's doing what for 2014-15 testing.
January 30, 2015
Jindal's Jan. 30 executive order is the latest step in the ongoing battle the Louisiana governor has waged against the standards and tests.
January 23, 2015
Do the changing positions of one key K-12 policymaker in Tennessee highlight the complicated political environment for the Common Core State Standards in the Volunteer State?