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September 1, 2015

New Poll Shows Support for the Principles of the Common Core

The new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP), commissioned by the Center for American Progress, shows overwhelming support from those surveyed for the underlying fundamentals and principles of the Common Core State Standards. Key takeaways include: 90% of those surveyed agreed that raising standards will make the US more competitive and 78% approved of annual tests in English and math to see that their schools are serving their populations. Please click the above link for the press release or click here for the full polling results.

August 17, 2015

Understanding PARCC Score Reports

PARCC’s webpage on score results provide several resources to help students, parents, and teachers understand the students’ results from their participation in PARCC summative assessments. Furthermore, PARCC’s guidance on score reports will help parents and teachers support students’ progress toward college and career readiness.

August 4, 2015

Mapping College Ready Policies

New America created an interactive map of college and career ready policies of the 50 states. The map provides a current landscape of higher education policies, and clicking a state shows its particular alignment between college expectations and high school standards for college and career readiness.