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State Solidarity Erodes on Common-Core Tests

An Education Week survey of every state finds that only 21 still plan to use the shared tests designed for the Common Core State Standards. (March 22, 2016)

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With the 2016 state legislative season nearing its halfway point, testing and related issues fuel legislative debate, as well as tensions between lawmakers and state education officials.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
Students in AP art history classes are now exposed to a much wider range of artworks from different cultures as part of a revision of the curriculum.
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
Many of the rest are just meeting minimal curriculum requirements, says a report from the Education Trust.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
The new PreACT test is a multicple-choice test designed to prepare 10th graders for the ACT college-entrance exam.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
Which states are giving PARCC, Smarter Balanced, SAT, or ACT? Which require exit exams? This interactive chart shows the results of a national survey of states' assessment programs in math and English/language arts for 2015-16.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week
The common core's impact on student achievement in states may have peaked early and now appears to be tapering off, argues a new analysis of NAEP scores.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
As state leaders look ahead to ESSA implementation, the common standards offer key insight, writes Thomas J. Kane.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week
Different education tests are built with different purposes. So why are we using them interchangeably? asks W. James Popham.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week
An Education Week survey of every state finds that only 21 still plan to use the shared tests designed for the Common Core State Standards.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week

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