With the ongoing transition to new standards and assessments in the United States, this scoop.it is intended to curate all materials relevant to implementation of the standards and preparation for next generation assessments.
Chalkbeat ColoradoPARCC chief says new tests “beautiful tools”Chalkbeat Colorado“I think they're really beautiful tools, but they're just tests,” the CEO of the PARCC testing group told Colorado school administrators Friday.
This spring, over 5.2 million students across the country “tested the test” that will assess Common Core Standards starting next year. As Jaci King, Director of Higher Education Collaboration at Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, explains, “the field test was an opportunity not only in helping
It has been four years now, since the release of the Common Core standards in Mathematics. We have sought to understand, to implement, to adjust to the shift in practice and expectation. But as Grant Wiggins points out in his recent blog, I'm not sure we have really put our collective minds around the true intent and value to our students.
Parents walked away from a Common Core training session at Spring Hill Middle School Monday with a greater understanding of the state standards and a formative deadline for when those standards will be assessed.
Report Backs Computer-Based Testing for StudentsWall Street JournalResults of the project, which was conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, showed that students could edit text with word-processing tools.
[Cross-posted from mathbabe.org, Cathy O'Neil's blog.] Today’s post is an email interview with Fawn Nguyen, who teaches math at Mesa Union Junior High in southern California. Fawn is on the leadership team for UCSB Mathematics Project that provides...
Fourth graders are capable of using a computer to type, organize, and write well enough to be assessed, a federal pilot study finds. But whether a computer-based test can effectively measure their abilities remains to be determined.
Business Insider AustraliaThis Might Be The Reason A Lot Of Americans Are Still Bad At MathsBusiness Insider AustraliaThe problem is, according to The Times, that teachers aren't given the right tools to implement the new methods.
The Higher Mathematics Courses Standards Maps were developed to assist LEAs in their selection of instructional materials for high school. The standards maps provide a valuable tool for LEAs in their review and adoption of instructional materials.
Independent learning may emerge as the big winner from the introduction of the Common Core. It is empowering for a budding independent learner to have clarity about the year ahead and the expectations of their teachers. Educators have a responsibility to provide that clarity and the Common Core helps.