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August 09, 2011

Assessment Consortium Fleshes Out Vision of Standards

One of the two assessment consortia releases a document that edges closer to offering a picture of what mastering the common standards should look like.

August 09, 2011

Arizona Think Tank Sponsored Anti-Common-Core Resolution

A conservative Arizona think tank sponsored the effort to promote model state legislation designed to complicate adoption or implementation of the common standards.

August 08, 2011

Jeb Bush Helps Quash Move to Oppose Common Standards

Former Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush helped quash a move to create a model legislative package for state lawmakers to inhibit adoption and implementation of the common standards.

August 04, 2011

Common Assessments: Let the Bidding Begin

One of the common assessment consortia issues a request for proposals that details the requirements necessary to write its test items.

August 04, 2011

Draft Content Frameworks Released for Common Standards

One of the two groups of states designing test for the common standards issues draft "content frameworks" for public comment.

August 03, 2011

Common-Standards Update: Minnesota Challenge Dies

A Minnesota bill complicating implementation of the common standards was vetoed by the governor.

July 28, 2011

Report: States Should Be Required to Test 'Deeper Learning'

The Alliance for Excellent Education also says the federal government should provide ongoing financial support for such assessments.

July 26, 2011

Foes of New Calif. Law on Teaching Gay History Seek Repeal

The groups opposed to the new law must gather more than 500,000 signatures to get a repeal measure on the ballot.

July 20, 2011

Common-Standards Watch: Washington Makes it Official

Washington state finalizes its adoption of the common standards.

July 18, 2011

Transitioning to Large-Scale Online Assessment

An association of state education-technology directors offers guidance about transitioning to large-scale online assessment.

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