Insights and news on the Common Core State Standards, May 28, 2014. View as web page.
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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. Read more.
(Education Week)
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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. Read more.
(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. Read more.
(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. Read more.
(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. Read more.
(Education Week)
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. Read more.
(Education Week)
Confessions of an Assessment Field-Tester
Carol Lloyd, a common-core enthusiast, questions the aligned assessment after her daughter takes it. Read more.
(Education Week)
Federal Teacher-Prep Grants Emphasize STEM, Common Core
(Teacher Beat)
Companies Pledge to Back Common Core and Science Standards
(Curriculum Matters)
PARCC Consortium Lowers Price of Common-Core Tests
(Curriculum Matters)
Pushback to the Common Science Standards: Real or Overblown?
(Curriculum Matters)
Revoking the Common Standards: An Idea Under Consideration in Several States
(Curriculum Matters)
A Classroom View on Implementing Common-Core Math
(Curriculum Matters)
Common-Core Polls Explore Support by Political Viewpoint
(Curriculum Matters)
What's So Funny About a Number Sentence?
(Curriculum Matters)
Southern Poverty Law Center Slams 'Far Right' Attacks on Common Core
(State EdWatch)
Kansas Gets Waiver to Use Common-Core Alternate Assessments
(On Special Education)
Common-Core Backlash: Track State Efforts Common-Core Backlash: Track State Efforts
Use our updated interactive tracker to follow the development of legislation and executive orders in states seeking to pause, delay, or repeal the Common Core State Standards. Read more.
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