Spotlight on Common Core Assessment and Curriculum

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Common Core Assessment & Curriculum

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The Education Week Spotlight on Common Core Assessment and Curriculum is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors including:

  • Developing and aligning curriculum to the common-core standards
  • Crafting assessments to measure for college readiness
  • A new shift to informational texts in the English/language arts curriculum
  • Using curriculum models from other countries to shape the common core
  • Using computer-based assessments to capture student knowledge

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Some educators are disturbed about what they view as undue influence over how English/language arts is taught in schools.
August 9, 2011 - Education Week

The move puts college representatives at the voting table on pivotal questions about crafting tests that reflect college readiness.
April 5, 2012 - Education Week

Because of its emphasis in the common-core standards, millions of teachers are faced with increasing their use of nonfiction.
March 13, 2012 - Education Week

Consortia documents outline tests that use computers in innovative ways and capture data about student knowledge that multiple-choice tests can't.
January 9, 2012 - Education Week

Other nations' curricula and standards were important in crafting the learning goals most states have adopted.
January 9, 2012 - Quality Counts

Between common standards and the No Child Left Behind law, advocates for social and behavioral sciences worry their field is getting getting short shrift in schools.
November 30, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week

Joanne Yatvin writes that demands of the reading standards exceed what young children are capable of delivering intellectually, physiologically, and emotionally.
February 27, 2012 - Education Week

The common-core math standards are a major disappointment, Grant Wiggins writes.
September 27, 2011 - Education Week

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