July 6, 2018

Transforming Science Assessment

Achieve's new brief explores the challenges states face as they begin to think about transforming their science assessments to accompany the Next Generation Science Standards' three-dimensional standards. The brief describes some key challenges associated with developing assessments for these new standards and recommendations for states to consider.

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).

September 28, 2017

National Support for Standards and Assessments, According to Recent Polls

National polls administered by Education Next and PDK found that academic standards and testing are supported across the nation. Graphs and summaries of the findings are included.

July 31, 2017

Achieve's Report on State Transparency on College and Career Readiness

Achieve has released a new set of reports that evaluate states on their transparency in reporting on eight different indicators of college and career readiness. Achieve's staff rated each state on the eight indicators to produce an overall score on transparency.

July 6, 2017

SREB Insights: Compare and Understand State Policy and Practice

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has created an interactive page to explore the policies that 16 states have adopted to help students become college and career ready. The four topics are high school to college and careers, professional learning, educator effectiveness, and instructional materials.