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In an effort to improve readability and usability of the 2016 score reports, PARCC has released a parent survey designed to provide feedback on the design of 2015 score reports.

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PARCC and GreatSchools have developed a new resource for parents focused on CCRS. The GreatKids Test Guide for Parents is now available on both the GreatSchools and PARCC's UnderstandTheScore.org websites.

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A key provision of the new Every Student Succeeds Act involves a change in accountability for English learner performance. More information available here.

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USED has released new guidance on how to help states and districts pare down the number of test students take. The USED's letter to Chief State School Officers can be found here. Also, USED's Fact Sheet: Testing Action Plan is a helpful resource for states in ensuring tests are of high quality and...

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In two recently released studies, PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments are best at matching the content and depth criteria laid out by the Council of Chief State School Officers, compared to the ACT Aspire and MCAS assessments. For more information or to read the full reports, visit the Thomas B...

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The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has created a webpage to house materials and resources to support states with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Materials include Frequently Asked Questions and ESSA implementation considerations.

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EdReports.org, an independent nonprofit that provides reviews of textbooks, released four new reviews for K-8 math textbooks. Educators from across the country analyzed these materials to provide high-quality evidence that will support classrooms. The reviews are free to access.

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The U.S. Department of Education released Frequently Asked Questions on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The document includes useful links to publications and relevant websites related to ESSA.

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The 2015-16 school year brings new changes to states' testing plans. Education Week has tracked and posted information charts of states' assessment programs in math and English language arts.

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This "Dear Colleague" letter responds to calls from stakeholders across the educational system to provide clarification to the equity and excellence goals of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and to protect the civil rights of students. The Department began the process of negotiated rulemaking...

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Edweek lists six new areas that districts and states will need to report on under ESSA that they didn't have to report on under NCLB. These areas include: state accountability systems; foster, homeless, and military connected kids; long-term ELLs; per-pupil expenditures; post-secondary enrollment;...

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Members of the ESSA negotiated rulemaking committee have not come to a consensus about how to regulate ESSA on ensuring that federal Title I aid for low-income students does not merely supplant state and local funding. Read more about the issues by clicking on the Edweek article above.

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The negotiated rulemaking committee has come to an agreement on assessment regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act. These rules will be official once they are published in the Federal Register. For an ESSA Cheat Sheet on testing regulations, go here.

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On April 25, 2016, Secretary King and the U.S. Department of Education (USED) released an email calling for feedback regarding non-regulatory guidance for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Stakeholders are encouraged to send input on areas and requirements of ESSA that ought to have USED non-...

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The 2015 Nation's Report Card is now available. The report card shows math and English language arts test results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for grades 4, 8, and 12. This year's NAEP results reveal that 12th grade math scores declined over the last two years. For...

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Creators of EngageNY have launched a new website, called UnboundEd, to support teachers implementing quality lessons and using materials based on the Common Core. The website will be populated with EngageNY and other K-12 Common Core materials vetted by team members. For more information, please...

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Key elements of the new Every Student Succeeds Act are summarized in this Education Week article. A short video unpacks the details of the new law and what it means for schools, educators, and students.

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The goal of the K-12 Computer Science Framework is to describe a foundation for what all students need to know and be able to do in computer science. The ACM, CSTA, Code.org, CIC, and NMSI, along with lead states, districts, writers, and advisors, have joined together to develop conceptual...

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This "view from the field" post is part of Homeroom, the official blog of the U.S. Department of Education. This post provides examples and links to resources to help states with an engagement strategy that involves all stakeholders in creating a common vision of educational opportunity and...

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In this PBS Newshour report correspondent John Tulenko discusses the new science standards. Educators share their views and their classrooms, illustrating how the new science standards challenge traditional teaching and learning.

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This article highlights how one school in Albuquerque has built an education model that is closing achievement gaps for its Native American students. The article features CSAI’s animation on the American Indian/Alaska Native Achievement Gap. 

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Curriculum review group EdReports.org has released its first round of ELA textbook reviews. Out of the seven instructional textbook series analyzed, three completely met their benchmarks for alignment with Common Core State Standards. Read more about the review from EdWeek here.

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The Learning Heroes' "Super 5" is an interactive checklist to help parents understand what their child is learning at school and how to best assist them at every grade level.

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The U.S. Department of Education released a non-regulatory guidance document to support educators. Review the fact sheet to learn more about the contents of the guidance document.

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The U.S. Department of Education announced new resources to close the achievement gap for native students. Learn more about the Obama Administration's efforts to improve the lives of American Indian and Alaska Native children.

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In this U.S. Department of Education's blog, the 2016 Principal Ambassador Fellow Dana Nerenberg shares her five essential values to support English learners.

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A one-year waiver extension was granted to New Hampshire’s existing competency-based assessment pilot. The waiver was extended because New Hampshire Department of Education has demonstrated that the pilot assessment system being developed fulfills ESSA requirements in advancing student academic...

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A new guide to help Latino students and their families navigate the process of going to college is available from the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and the U.S. Department of Education. The guide is available in English and Spanish. Click here for more information.

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The U.S. Department of Education released non-regulatory guidance on early learning for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which is the first comprehensive look on how ESSA supports young learners from birth through 3rd grade. The purpose of this document is to remind state and local leaders...

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The U.S. Department of Education (USED) released non-regulatory guidance to help states, districts, and schools provide students with a more well-rounded education under the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants. This new grant program in ESSA focuses on safe and healthy students, how...

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