The governor and state schools chief cite their desire for an assessment that's "the right fit for Iowa."
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August 07, 2014
August 06, 2014
A 2012 California law requires changes to its Academic Performance Index by 2015. What's the progress and what are lingering challenges?
August 01, 2014
A group of Maryland math educators take a close look at a 4th grade performance task, and several are surprised by the level of advanced thinking it requires.
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 15, 2014
If states don't modify their use of high school exit exams, there could be bad consequences for students, a New America Foundation report says.
July 09, 2014
The Kansas state school board voted July 8 not to report data from state tests for the 2013-14 school year due to cyber attacks. What sort of precedent is there?
July 08, 2014
The Manchester district in the Granite State has worked to develop its own content standards. How do they differ from the common core?
June 30, 2014
Michigan will not administer the Smarter Balanced test in 2014-15, but there's more to the story when it comes to the state's next assessment.
June 13, 2014
A small group of states wants to use PARCC and Smarter Balanced test items to make their own assessments. One has reached out to federal officials for clarification that test items should be freely available to all states.
June 06, 2014
States where students are scheduled to take tests from two federally funded consortia account for 42 percent of national K-12 enrollment.