Spotlight on Implementing Common Standards (2011)

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On Implementing Common Standards

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The Education Week Spotlight on Implementing Common Standards is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors including:

  • Developing shared curriculum guidelines
  • Crafting common assessment systems
  • Designing accommodations in common standards tests for students with disabilities
  • Training teachers on the common standards
  • Preparing technology systems for common standards implementation

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Some educators are disturbed about what they view as undue influence over how English/language arts is taught in schools.
July 21, 2011 – Education Week

Citing cost, among other factors, PARCC drops two of the four tests that would have been given to students throughout a school year.
July 13, 2011 – Education Week

Designers of common-standards tests are already planning ways to make the tests accessible for students with special needs.
June 8, 2011 | Updated: June 20, 2018 – Education Week

A diverse group of education, business, and government leaders say the guidelines are needed to help interpret the new common standards.
March 9, 2011 – Education Week

Conservative education leaders issue a "counter-manifesto" to protest shared curricula and tests to go along with common standards.
May 18, 2011 | Updated: June 20, 2018 – Education Week

Multiple meanings of the word are driving some of the debate around translation of the common standards into classroom use.
March 30, 2011 – Education Week

With extra federal funding, the two groups intend to provide curriculum resources and professional development for teachers.
February 23, 2011 | Updated: June 21, 2018 – Education Week

Differentiate between the common-core standards and the already-existing state standards, experts at a gathering in West Virginia urge.
July 13, 2011 | Updated: June 20, 2018 – Education Week

The state is using Race to the Top resources for extensive professional development in its push for common academic standards.
July 13, 2011 – Education Week

As the two big groups of states craft common-assessment systems, experts warn that the smallest details could undermine their work.
April 27, 2011 | Updated: June 21, 2018 – Education Week

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