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September 24, 2015

Kentucky Picks Achieve's Stephen Pruitt to Take Over as State Chief

At Achieve, Pruitt oversaw the development of the Next Generation Science Standards, which have been adopted by 15 states and the District of Columbia.

September 23, 2015

Texas Adopted Tougher Math Standards, Then Test Scores Went Up. What Happened?

Anticipate lower proficiency rates on standardized tests. That's what happens, people say, when you adopt tough new standards and tests. Well it's not what happened in Texas.

September 16, 2015

Preliminary Illinois PARCC Scores: Fewer than 4 in 10 Students Reach Proficiency

Proficiency rates hovered at about one-third for English/language arts, and were a bit lower in math, ranging from 17 percent proficiency on the high school math exam to 36 percent in 3rd grade math.

September 16, 2015

Federal Judge Rejects La. Gov. Bobby Jindal's Bid to Block Common Core

In a 33-page ruling, Judge Shelly Dick comprehensively rejected the Republican governor's arguments and denied his quest for a preliminary injunction.

September 14, 2015

One Set of PARCC Test Results, Two Different Descriptions in Ohio

The preliminary results from the Buckeye State also reveal how Ohio and PARCC will describe the results differently.

September 09, 2015

Less Than Half of Students Achieve Proficiency on Calif. Common-Core Exams

California students performed better on the English/language arts section of the Smarter Balanced exam than in math, according to scores released by the department Sept. 9.

August 12, 2015

N.Y. Opt-Out Rate Hits 20 Percent on Common-Core Tests

It's the third year that New York state students have taken tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

August 06, 2015

Students Need Not Meet Common-Core Test's Cut Score to Graduate in Wash. St.

To be considered ready for credit-bearing college work, students should score at levels 3 or 4, but the state school board set a different minimum score to earn a diploma.

July 31, 2015

Jeb Bush Highlights Black, Hispanic Test Scores in National Urban League Speech

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush spent a good chunk of time on his education record during a July 31 speech to the National Urban League. What did he focus on?

July 30, 2015

Ark. Common-Core Review Recommends a Smartphone App ... And Another Review

The latest state to complete a review of the standards is Arkansas. But its review has led to a somewhat unusual, if not unique, recommendation.

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