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January 07, 2016

For Parents Confused by Common-Core Math, Ask the Teacher for Help

A recent piece is reigniting the common-core math homework discussion.

December 28, 2015

Testing, Math, and Music: Top 10 Curriculum Matters Posts for 2015

Each year, we take a look at Curriculum Matters' most-read blog posts, and in 2015 it seems two major themes got readers clicking: common-core testing and math instruction.

December 17, 2015

Calif. Districts to Tweak Placement Policies for Accelerated Math

Under a new California law, districts must put into place "fair, objective, and transparent" placement policies for 9th grade math classes by the beginning of the next school year.

November 25, 2015

Fiction No Longer Dominating Reading Instruction, NAEP Analysis Shows

A researcher says there's evidence that the common core has affected 4th and 8th graders in at least one measurable way: It's got them reading more nonfiction.

October 29, 2015

For Reading, Knowledge Matters More Than Strategies, Some Experts Say

Improving reading comprehension is not about giving students good "strategies," it's about increasing their knowledge base about the world, a panel of experts argued.

October 28, 2015

EdReports Revises Curriculum Ratings, Some Publishers' Scores Improve

A nonprofit that reviews curricula for common-core alignment, which came under fire after initially posting low ratings for nearly all the texts it analyzed, has tweaked its process—and consequently upped the scores for several publishers.

October 28, 2015

Math NAEP Scores Drop for 4th and 8th Grades

U.S. 4th and 8th grade students are performing worse in math, and somewhat worse in reading, than they were two years ago, according to new data from a national test.

October 26, 2015

NAEP and Common-Core Math Show 'Reasonable' Overlap, Study Says

A new study looking at the relationship between the National Assessment of Educational Progress and the Common Core State Standards for mathematics finds that the national test falls short on assessing some of the common standards.

October 21, 2015

Common Core Makes Its Way to the Middle East

About 200 educators will learn more about the common-core standards, which are implemented in American-curriculum private schools in the Middle East.

October 20, 2015

Few States Require College- and Career-Ready Courses for Graduation, Study Says

Just four states and the District of Columbia require students to complete college- and career-ready level courses in math and English/language arts to graduate, according to a new report.

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