January 9, 2015

Smarter Balanced Assessment to Place Students in College Math

This press release announces the statewide agreement between Washington's community and technical colleges and public four-year universities in which Washington state’s 11th graders who score at a college-ready level on the Smarter Balanced assessments this spring will automatically be placed into college-level math and English language class when they enroll in the state’s community and technical colleges.

January 9, 2015

Dynamic Learning Maps Software Updates

Dynamic Learning Maps has recently announced software updates of the KITE Client for both the iPad and OS X Yosemite for Macs. Click the links to download the KITE Client.

January 9, 2015

New Online Assessment from the WIDA Consortium

In 2015-16, WIDA will administer the new, online annual summative assessment, ACCESS for ELLs 2.0, to replace the current paper-based version.

January 9, 2015

PARCC Test Item of the Week

From now until the start of the spring assessments, PARCC will post one test item per week to show the kinds of questions that students can expect on the tests. Click here for PARCC’s test item of the week.

January 9, 2015

Common Core Math for All Students

In this post from the Teaching Channel, teacher Lily Jones shows how teachers Tahlequah High School in Tahlequah, Oklahoma are collaborating to differentiate Common Core math instruction for special education.