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Map Shows Shifts in States' Testing Plans Map Shows Shifts in States' Testing Plans
A 50-state survey by Education Week finds that the common-core exams being developed by two assessment consortia are losing sway as more states pursue their own paths.
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Oklahoma Governor Mulls Common-Core Repeal
The state legislature has approved a bill that would revoke the common core and require Oklahoma to draft new standards in math and English. But it's far from certain that Gov. Mary Fallin, a common-core backer, will sign it.
(Curriculum Matters)
Early Reports Suggest Few Field-Testing Snags
Districts in the trial run for common-core exams told Education Week they experienced only minor technological problems, but students found the tests harder than their state assessments.
(Education Week)
State Political Rifts Sap Support for Common-Core Tests
Assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards are drawing fire at the state level, even as most states stick with the standards initiative.
(Education Week)
Pearson Testing Deal For Common Core Faces Legal Challenge
A decision by PARCC to give the education vendor Pearson a major contract for common-core testing is being challenged by the American Institutes for Research.
(Education Week)
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Charting a Common-Sense Course for the Common Core
States should phase in use of common-core assessments for teacher evaluation, write Jane Leibbrand and Alice Seagren.
(Education Week)
COMMENTARY
Confessions of an Assessment Field-Tester
Carol Lloyd, a common-core enthusiast, questions the aligned assessment after her daughter takes it.
(Education Week)
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