Focus On: Curriculum and Assessment

Education Week's ongoing series on the issues, trends, and research into curriculum and assessment.

A new study cautions that more research is needed before common-core assessments can be used as valid and reliable measures of teacher effectiveness.
April 23, 2014 – Education Week

Experts say a new wave of federally financed assessments are a sign of the growing recognition that standardized end-of-grade tests are not the end-all, be-all for measuring student learning.
August 15, 2007 – Education Week

The Model U.N. program infuses lessons on international affairs, human rights, global trade, and world politics to help students find the relevance in often dry subjects.
June 6, 2007 – Education Week

Algebra 2 collaboration could boost joint efforts involving other subjects.
April 25, 2007 – Education Week

An increasing number of U.S. high school students are taking courses designed to expand their international knowledge.
March 21, 2007 – Education Week

Handwritten NAEP tests for 8th and 12th graders might be replaced.
February 14, 2007 – Education Week

Educators are feeling the pressure to figure out how to assist teenagers who do not pass their high school exit exams.
January 10, 2007 – Education Week

Mathematics teachers are increasingly turning to interactive technology that provides them with instant information about student progress.
November 15, 2006 – Education Week

Learning progressions are frameworks that spell out how student comprehension of concepts should grow over time. Those progressions, scholars say, should be guided by an understanding of how children learn and the knowledge that they already possess or have been taught.
October 11, 2006 – Education Week

Tiny, frigid, and remote, Pluto has endured relentless astronomical skepticism since its discovery more than 70 years ago. And now, the shadowy brown orb has suffered the supreme indignity of losing its very status as a planet, to be replaced with a decidedly less-awesome descriptor: dwarf planet.
September 6, 2006 – Education Week

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