July 5, 2018

Revised Definition of Formative Assessment

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).

May 23, 2018

EdReport's Highest Rated Math Progam

Ready Mathematics by Curriculum Associates is currently's highest-rated K–8 program for mathematics. Expert educators from, 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.

September 1, 2017

School Revitalizing Indigenous Language in Massachusetts

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.

June 29, 2017

PEEC for NGSS Instructional Materials Design

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.

June 23, 2017

Connecting Curriculum and Professional Learning in Schools

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.