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June 29, 2015

How Can Teachers Learn Deeply? By Scoring Student Assessments

Engaging teachers in scoring assessments helps deepen their understanding of student standards and student learning.

June 23, 2015

After Oregon Gov. Brown Signs Opt-Out Bill, Is the State's Title I Aid in Jeopardy?

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill requiring districts to notify parents of their right to opt their children out of standardized exams.

June 22, 2015

Maine Leaves Common-Core Test Consortium

The legislation means that Maine will have to search for a new English/language arts and math assessment for the 2015-16 school year.

June 19, 2015

Measuring the Impact of Common-Core Test Disruptions in Three States

A Smarter Balanced testing vendor has released completion rates in three states that had serious challenges giving the common-core aligned exam.

June 10, 2015

Red Light, Green Light: How Integrated Are States' College-Readiness Policies?

Do high schools' course requirements match up with minimum admissions standards in states' higher education systems? And do all states even have definitions of "college ready"?

June 03, 2015

Missouri Drops Smarter Balanced Common-Core Exam

A provision of the state education budget signed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon would cut off funding for the Smarter Balanced exam and require a new test for the next school year.

May 28, 2015

Hello Again, McFly! Whatever Happened to Demands for a 'New Test System'?

A 1990 study from the National Commission on Testing and Public Policy found the system of tests in American public schools had become a "hostile gatekeeper" for many students.

May 14, 2015

One Step Closer to a New Accountability System for California Schools?

California is hammering out a new state accountability system to complement its school funding system and local accountability models. What might Golden State accountability look like in the future?

May 08, 2015

Wisconsin Moves to Seek Replacement for Smarter Balanced Common-Core Test

Gov. Scott Walker wants to defund the common-core aligned test, but he's not the only Wisconsin official who's gone after the test's rollout.

May 04, 2015

Ga. Schools Chief: Testing Snafu With Unknown Impact Is 'Unacceptable'

Problems with common-core-aligned exams mirror those in Montana and Nevada, but the Associated Press reports that the glitches are not as severe as in other states.

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