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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.

July 28, 2015

Common Core Prevails

Five years after states initiated the creation of the Common Core State Standards and voluntarily adopted them, efforts to repeal the standards have failed. Zero states passed a full-scale repeal. These data come from analysis of legislative sessions that ended in 2015 by the Collaborative for Student Success. Mission: Readiness, an organization of retired admirals, generals, and senior military leaders, has created an easy-to-read infographic based on these data.

July 20, 2015

Video: Understanding the Smarter Balanced Individual Student Report

The video from Smarter Balanced provides parents, guardians, and students an overview of the Individual Student Report for the summative assessments and explains how student achievement is reported. Additional resources to support student success are mentioned in the video (and found on the website where this video is located).