Education news, analysis, and opinion about the content standards students are measured against in school.
- Standards Opinion How the Failure of the Common Core Looked From the GroundSteve Peha shares insights from his on-site professional-development work about why the common core failed, in a guest letter to Rick Hess.Standards How New Common Core Research Connects to Biden's Plans for Children and FamiliesA study of national test scores indicate the early phase of the Common Core State Standards did not help disadvantaged students.Standards Opinion After All That Commotion, Was the Common Core a Big Nothingburger?The Common Core State Standards may not have had an impact on student outcomes, but they did make school improvement tougher and more ideological.Standards New Media Literacy Standards Aim to Combat 'Truth Decay'The RAND Corporation has released a set of media literacy standards designed to help teach students to identify misinformation.Standards How to Assess English-Learners' Needs From a Distance? Here's Some HelpWith schools unable to conduct in-person evaluations, schools must find new ways to determine if students need English-language-learner support services.Standards Fact Check: Trump Administration Didn't 'Get Rid' of Common CoreU.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos implied at the Conservative Political Action Conference that President Donald Trump has fulfilled a pledge to "get rid of" the Common Core State Standards. That's not true.Standards People Keep on Saying They're Killing the Common Core. How Dead Is It?Florida's governor declares a standards overhaul would "remove all vestiges" of the common core. But it remains unclear how much is really changing under the Florida Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking.Standards Mismatch Seen Between New Science Tests and State RequirementsTeachers in some states worry students may face questions on topics they haven't studied on new science tests rolling out across the country.Standards Changes to Social Study Standards In Michigan Reversed After OutcryBack is Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Back is Roe v. Wade. Back is climate change. and the word "democratic." A new proposal incorporating those revisions was presented to the Michigan board of education last week.Standards Science Curriculum Reviews Are Out, and Results Aren't GreatOf the six series reviewed for their quality and how well they aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, EdReports gave just one top marks.Standards Common-Core Testing 2.0: Get Updated in 7 QuestionsThe PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments have evolved since they were launched in 2015. Here's a guide to understanding them now.Standards Is Homework Valuable or Not? Try Looking at Quality InsteadAlthough homework does tend to align to standards, a lot of it is busywork, rather than work requiring students to synthesize, analyze, or use higher-order thinking skills.