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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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As more states requiring the ACT or SAT, a gulf is opening between students with disabilities and those without, and it's caught the Justice Department's eye.
February 24, 2016 – Education Week
To read and understand complex texts, some educators say students will need a deep knowledge of grammar.
February 24, 2016 – Education Week
An instructional framework called universal design for learning, or UDL, which supports multiple ways to teach lessons, has found a niche in the Every Student Succeeds Act.
February 24, 2016 – Education Week
While New York state recently opted to drop time limits on its tests, Texas is ending a 35-year policy of untimed testing.
February 24, 2016 – Education Week
New evidence of a "mode effect" on 2014-15 PARCC exams prompts a fresh look at research on the comparability of computer and paper-based assessments.
February 23, 2016 – Education Week
An international study finds that the U.S. has fewer low-performers in science on the PISA but not so for math or reading.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
Teacher Kimberly Long shares how educators can use students' formative and summative data to make powerful changes in the classroom for a dynamic learning environment.
February 10, 2016 – Teacher
Rather than importing education strategies from abroad, states should look closer to home, write Martin Carnoy, Emma Garcia, and Tatiana Khavenson.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
As the U.S. Department of Education prepares to craft regulations putting the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect, advocates and policymakers offer differing visions for the path forward.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
A pair of studies show that states’ math and English tests are getting tougher and tougher to pass.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week

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