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July 10, 2014

Louisiana State Board Members: Drop the PARCC Test, But Use PARCC Test Items

To break a political logjam, three Louisiana state board members have proposed using a hybrid of the state's current test and PARCC for the 2014-15 school year.

July 07, 2014

In N.J., Calls for Pausing Impact of Common-Core Tests Run Aground

Despite the move by many states to delay the impact of common-core tests on accountability policies, one Republican governor has signaled his state won't follow suit.

July 03, 2014

Protest of Pearson Common-Core Testing Contract Rejected

New Mexico's state purchasing agent, Lawrence O. Maxwell, has denied a protest of a major common-core testing contract that was filed by the American Institutes for Research.

July 02, 2014

Louisiana State Board Moves Closer to Suing Gov. Jindal Over PARCC Tests

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted 6-3 on July 1 to retain legal counsel and prepare for a possible lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal over the PARCC test.

June 26, 2014

Picking a Common-Core Test in Districts: The Picture So Far in Massachusetts

Districts have the option of picking one of two state tests for the 2014-15 school year, so which test has proven more popular so far?

June 25, 2014

Vendor Protesting Common-Core Contract Levies Criticism at PARCC, Pearson

The American Institutes for Research, in its protest over a common-core testing contract, argues that Pearson and PARCC are behaving like "business partners."

June 22, 2014

The Ultimate Demise of Common Core, Part I: The Politics

There isn't anything in recent educational history that has caused more of a stir than the implementation of national Common Core standards in most states. Everyone from politicians to parents has an opinion on these learning benchmarks and their corresponding testing systems.This has all led to a firestorm of questions surrounding the future of K-12 education in the U.S. and whether one streamlined goal program can really be effective with all students.

June 20, 2014

Tennessee Quits PARCC, Leaving 15 Members

Tennessee points to a new law that rules out the use of PARCC exams in 2014-15.

June 20, 2014

Contract Dispute Could Delay Common-Core Testing, Pearson Says

The testing giant defends its won of a big PARCC contract, saying the protest by competitor American Institutes for Research has no merit.

June 20, 2014

Pearson, N.M. Officials Push Back in Common-Core Contract Battle

New Mexico state officials describe a protest over a major common-core testing contract by the American Institutes for Research as "frivolous," in a filing with the state purchasing director.

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