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The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) supporting school leaders in helping all students become college and career-ready and to succeed in post-secondary education and training
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NCLB Clock on "Pause" For 7 States

NCLB Clock on "Pause" For 7 States | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Earlier this week, Iowa, which had its request for wiggle room from mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act turned down, got another kind of reprieve from the U.S. Department of Education: the chance to freeze its Annual Measurable Outcomes (goals for student proficiency) under the NCLB law for one year, while it works towards waiver approval.


And today, the department announced that six other states, Alabama, Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, and West Virginia, can also hit the pause button on their AMOs for the coming school year, while they work on their waiver plans. 


The option was designed to give states that are planning to apply for a waiver in the early fall a "transition year" so they're not completely stuck with NCLB while they work on their waiver. Alabama, Alaska, Maine, and West Virginia are in that position.

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South Carolina chooses SmarterBalanced

South Carolina chooses SmarterBalanced | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Catherine Gewertz


Now that South Carolina has made its choice, the only states still participating in both consortia are Alabama, Colorado, North Dakota and Pennsylvania. Five states don't belong to either group: Texas, Virginia, Nebraska, Minnesota and Alaska.

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Common Core Legislation: How Did Your State Do?

Common Core Legislation: How Did Your State Do? | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
So far, 45 states and the District of Columbia have adopted both sets of standards, and Minnesota has adopted only the language arts standards. The first assessments tied to the common core are due to come online in the 2014-15 school year.


So far, the tally this year is:

  • 100 bills related to the common core, introduced in 36 states
  • Out of those 100, 39 have been enacted into law.
  • 11 bills deal with the new assessments tied to the common core
  • 10 bills address instructional materials for the new standards
  • The biggest concerns for legislators in terms of the standards at this time are assessments and professional development.
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Common Core Curriculum Rolling Out in Georgia Schools

Common Core Curriculum Rolling Out in Georgia Schools | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

State specific standardized tests like the CRCTs could go away as many states, including Georgia, are looking at more common core tests across the nation.

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Why did Minnesota skip the math Common Core standards?

Why did Minnesota skip the math Common Core standards? | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius spoke with The Daily Circuit about Minnesota's decision to adopt the English Common Core standards for K-12 education, but not the math.
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New Mexico CCSS: Information for Administrators

New Mexico CCSS: Information for Administrators | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Research shows us that district vision and leadership are essential to student success. The resources on this site provide administrators the means to correspond with each other and share a set of high quality tools that can help them shape the implementation of the NMCCSS in their schools.

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Virginia wins "relief" from No Child Left Behind? 40% of teacher evals. on student ach.

Virginia wins "relief" from No Child Left Behind? 40% of teacher evals. on student ach. | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Washington Examiner

By Lisa Gartner

June 30, 2012


Teacher evaluations to be based heavily on student achievement


Virginia schools officially will base 40 percent of their teacher evaluations on students' academic achievement as the U.S.


Federation of Teachers President Steven Greenburg said he was "absolutely disgusted that the U.S. Department of Education would leverage" the evaluations so Virginia's application could be accepted.

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Virginia and 4 More States Get NCLB Waivers

Virginia and 4 More States Get NCLB Waivers | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Virginia's waiver could put to rest the idea that states must adopt the common standards.
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States Raise the Bar With Standards Implementation | Gene Wilhoit

States Raise the Bar With Standards Implementation | Gene Wilhoit | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Although not a silver bullet, the common-core standards reflect "the highest-quality academic standards our country has seen," writes Gene Wilhoit.
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New York State Common Core Aligned Sample Questions : APDA : P-12 : NYSED

Assessment Policy, Development and Administration, New York State Common Core Aligned Sample Questions...
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New Common Core standards changing U.S. education

New Common Core standards changing U.S. education | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
A profound change in educational standards and assessments is quietly underway. Soon, almost every state in the country will have the same demanding standards for what students need to learn.
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A Common Cause: Better Preparing Tennessee's Students through the Common Core

Hosted on May 15, 2012, this SCORE Institute event featured national and state leaders -- including Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, former U.S. Senate Majori...
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Easing Into New 'Common Core' Curriculum Missouri News Horizon

Easing Into New 'Common Core' Curriculum Missouri News Horizon | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

State officials are beginning to phase in changes to Tennessee’s public education curriculum to include more analytical thinking and, officials hope, less teaching to the test.


The state is training 12,000 classroom instructors this summer how to teach math principles under the new “common core” curriculum in grades three through eight, a system Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman says will better ready Tennessee’s youth for college and the work force.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX7qIAbNCPc

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