Achieve's first-ever quiz allows you to check up on your ed policy knowledge. Take the quiz to see if you can answer 8 questions on college and career readiness.
SEDL's free biannual resources list includes college- and career-readiness standards and assessment materials from the federal content centers, comprehensive centers, and regional educational laboratories, as well as other organizations with expertise in education policy, research, and technical assistance.
Achieve has announced a 9-12 Call to Action. Achieve, in collaboration with Student Achievement Partners, is looking for educators and developers to submit high-quality units aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that address specific grade 9-12 high-priority standards. The submission process is open to everyone. Developers of units that are identified as Exemplars by the EQuIP quality review process will receive an award of $1,500 as well as wide dissemination and recognition of their efforts. All Exemplar units will be made freely available for download and use by educators across the country. For more information, visit the link above.
Smarter Balanced New Digital Library Webinars
Smarter Balanced is hosting new Digital Library Spotlight Webinar series: one from Illustrative Mathematics and another on Supporting Students with Disabilities. The Spotlight Webinars are facilitated by national experts and innovative practitioners and highlight Digital Library resources related to relevant topics.
Registration for the webinars is required. Details about the two Spotlight series, including dates, times, and links to register for the webinars, are included in links above.
The new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP), commissioned by the Center for American Progress, shows overwhelming support from those surveyed for the underlying fundamentals and principles of the Common Core State Standards. Key takeaways include: 90% of those surveyed agreed that raising standards will make the US more competitive and 78% approved of annual tests in English and math to see that their schools are serving their populations. Please click the above link for the press release or click here for the full polling results.