California dumped its single number achievement system, and it's headed toward a dashboard of indicators. Will the public learn to read the dials and lights or just hone in on standardized test scores?
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June 03, 2015
April 15, 2015
If students can't do their best work unless adults hop, skip, strut, twist and shout about the test, we're doing something quite wrong in assessment, and in our messaging about education.
December 08, 2014
Teachers transitioning to the Common Core are all driving on a road that's dark except for the final destination. We have the added burden of building and modifying the car as we drive it, because there is no one curriculum to follow.
October 16, 2014
Terry Holliday and Felicia Smith on how Kentucky became the first state to adopt the Common Core, implementation progress so far and their advice for other states and the federal government.
April 05, 2013
The two federally funded groups designing tests for the common standards are awaiting feedback from pilot and field testing before making the decision.
February 21, 2013
A small group of Washington policy wonks says both assessment consortia are "on the wrong track" and predicts more states will drop out.
February 01, 2013
Alabama will "go in another direction" with assessment, its testing chief says.