CCSSO has released a revised definition of formative assessment. The revised definition includes an overview of the attributes of effective formative assessment and emphasizes new areas emerging from current research, theory, and practice (e.g., disciplinary practices).
Ready Mathematics by Curriculum Associates is currently EdReports.org's highest-rated K–8 program for mathematics. Expert educators from EdReports.org, an independent nonprofit that delivers evidence-based reviews of instructional materials, reviewed the program and found that Ready Mathematics met expectations for all evaluation criteria across all grade levels. For more information on EdReports ratings, please visit its website.
This news story reports on Mukayuhsak Weekuw ("the children's house") school in Mashpee Massachusetts. The school offers a language immersion curriculum for pre-K and kindergarten students as part of the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project.
Achieve recently released PEEC, the Primary Evaluation of Essential Criteria, which helps educators evaluate NGSS instructional materials. The PEEC also helps curriculum developers to create science materials that reflect NGSS practices.
This paper from the Aspen Institute is a resource for state and district leaders looking to improve instructional outcomes for students by improving teacher development in their schools. The paper reviews research, provides examples of innovative state practices, and offers recommendations.