Search Results

News

A recent study, the 2015 Business Report: National Survey STEM Education, surveyed around 5,000 K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers and supervisors. The results revealed that 80% of respondents were familiar with the Next Generation Science Standards, and of those, 60%...

News

Jo Boaler, a professor of mathematics education at Stanford University, writes in the Hechinger Report an article that debunks myths about who is good in math (hint: not those who can memorize well and calculate fast). Moreover, Boaler argues for the Common Core state standards and says that the...

News

State education commissioners and superintendents who are part of the PARCC Governing Board recently voted to shorten test times and simplify test administration of the PARCC summative assessments for the 2015-2016 school year. The vote was in response to school and district feedback during the...

News

Aligned is a publication containing short blog posts about Common Core-aligned instructional materials. Posts include guidance on how to review materials and stories of how states have undergone the alignment process.

News

Colorín Colorado posted a short blog on considerations and supports that educators should address before their English language learner students take assessments on the computer.

News

The Migration Policy Institute recently released a fact sheet on the top languages spoken by English language learners (ELLs) nationally and by state. The numbers were drawn from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 American Community Survey and the U.S. Department of Education.

News

This poster presentation by the National Center on Educational Outcomes provides a five-step, decision-making process for school and district educators to use when selecting accommodations for assessments based on the Common Core State Standards.

News

Nearly 5 million students completed the first administration of PARCC assessments this month. Laura Slover, CEO of PARCC, Inc., writes about reaching this educational milestone for students, educators, and parents in the PARCC states. Slover also writes about next steps for PARCC assessments and...

News

NGSS’ Primary Evaluation of Essential Criteria for Alignment (PEEC-Alignment) is open for public review until July 1st. The NGSS PEEC-Alignment will help developers and reviewers of instructional materials answer whether instructional materials contain or exhibit the essential features of a program...

News

NCSC, the multi-state testing consortium that delivers online alternate assessments to students with significant cognitive disabilities, has announced that it will release its Assessment System as open-source software this summer. Read the press release (linked above) to find out more on features...

News

This interactive website from the Foundation for Excellence in Education shows student proficiency levels by state using data from the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The website defines terms and presents student data with easy-to-read and colorful graphics.

News

Last week, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington released their preliminary test results from the Smarter Balanced summative assessments. In general, students in the three states did better than state projections for student performance. For more information on individual state results, please visit the...

News

Data Quality Campaign answers this question with a short video and an infographic. There are many types of data (much more than test scores) that support and help form a full picture of student learning.

News

The video from Smarter Balanced provides parents, guardians, and students an overview of the Individual Student Report for the summative assessments and explains how student achievement is reported. Additional resources to support student success are mentioned in the video (and found on the website...

News

Five years after states initiated the creation of the Common Core State Standards and voluntarily adopted them, efforts to repeal the standards have failed. Zero states passed a full-scale repeal. These data come from analysis of legislative sessions that ended in 2015 by the Collaborative for...

News

New America created an interactive map of college and career ready policies of the 50 states. The map provides a current landscape of higher education policies, and clicking a state shows its particular alignment between college expectations and high school standards for college and career...

News

PARCC’s webpage on score results provide several resources to help students, parents, and teachers understand the students’ results from their participation in PARCC summative assessments. Furthermore, PARCC’s guidance on score reports will help parents and teachers support students’ progress...

News

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...

News

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...

News

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...

News

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...

News

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.

News

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.

News

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.

News

Education Commission of the States has released a list of states' summative assessments for the current school year. The list includes summative assessments in math, ELA, science, social studies, and other college and career readiness exams. Key takeaways show that 7 states and Washington, D.C....

News

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...

News

The ELPA21 Team has released an updated information document for families of ELLs that aims to provide information about the ELPA21 assessment system, including how it differs from other assessments and rationales for its use.

News

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'...

News

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.

News

Achieve the Core is now on Pinterest! Follow and share popular Common Core tools by Achieve the Core. Note that a Pinterest account is required to access, pin, and share tools.

Pages