PARCC has announced new testing options for states beginning in the 2016-2017 school year. Learn more about PARCC's new tiered system of product offerings.
Key Ideas in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Read the following sources for more information.
- White House ESSA Progress Report
- NEAToday: ESSA Overview
- Education Week: Detailed Review of ESSA
- Education Week: ESSA's Regulatory Process
Education Week has published test scores from the 2014-2015 state-mandated math and ELA tests, which is the first year that state summative tests reflected the new standards (e.g., Common Core State Standards). Important note: please read the "caution when interpreting these results" section when comparing test scores between 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.
WIDA needs your help to review and finalize the new 2016 Can Do Descriptors. Participate in the Can Do Descriptors validation survey and support the development of this new educator resource.
This website from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce showcases the need for high academic standards in K-12 education to prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow.