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What some have been saying about Common Core

At 283 schools in the bottom quarter of Common Core test scores in Grades 3 through 8 this year, an average 96 percent of kids are black and ... [...]
Sun, Aug 30, 2015, Continue reading at the source
The new school year kicked off in many towns last week in Fairfield County. Students will return in the other towns this week. Photo Credit: Nicole ... [...]
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Another wave of change came a few years ago when dozens of states adopted new Common Core standards, spelling out what students should know ... [...]
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Without high participation rates, districts and the state cannot accurately assess just how well students are doing with the new Common Core ... [...]
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Common Core results — Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with ... [...]
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Common Core opponents demonstrate against Mississippi's continued use of Common Core academic standards during a rally in January at the ... [...]
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LOS ANGELES | Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall ... [...]
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LOS ANGELES — Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, and though ... [...]
Sat, Aug 29, 2015, Continue reading at the source
We've all seen those idiotic (and real) common core math problems. Will common core math and next generation science standards (NGSS) keep ... [...]
Sat, Aug 29, 2015, Continue reading at the source
“We're still seeing a transition into Common Core, a new set of standards and new way of thinking,” Gomez said. “That itself is a new venture that we're ... [...]
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The following blog post is another in the Alliance's “Core of the Matter” blog series focusing on the...See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Thu, Aug 27, 2015, Continue reading at the source
When George Washington University announced last month that it was adopting a “test-optional” admissions policy, it repeated a standard line made by colleges that allow prospective students to opt out of sending SAT or ACT scores. “The test-optional policy should strengthen and diversify an already outstanding applicant pool and will [...]
Wed, Aug 26, 2015, Continue reading at the source
The latest results suggest that this year's graduating class may not be much more prepared than last year's class for college or a career.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Wed, Aug 26, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Engage your students with high-quality informational text that allows them to explore their own interests. Natalie Franzi and Steve Figurelli share five fabulous websites.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Sun, Aug 23, 2015, Continue reading at the source
A growing collection of mathematics lessons that illustrate the focus, coherence, and rigor of the Standards. These lessons can be adapted for instructional purposes.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Sat, Aug 22, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Prince George's “Camp IB” and other summer efforts prepare students for rigorous academic challenges.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Mon, Aug 17, 2015, Continue reading at the source
The testing consortium approves cut scores for the high school test, but can't disclose yet what they are, since the point system--and spring performance data--are still being finalized."The threshold scores for each high school performance level were recommended by panels of teachers who were nominated by their states and convened [...]
Sat, Aug 15, 2015, Continue reading at the source
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Wed, Aug 05, 2015, Continue reading at the source
"Neither university faculty nor employers believe that American public high schools are preparing students for the expectations they'll face in college and career. In fact, compared to 2004, the assessment is even more dismal. More than a decade ago, for example, only 28 percent of college instructors stated that schools [...]
Sun, Aug 02, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Under fire from conservatives, changes are made to AP U.S. History framework.Facing Conservative Pressure, College Board Revises AP History Test.The Washington Post (7/31, Layton) reports that on Thursday the college board released “a new version” of its AP history course, noting that it has been “under fire during the past [...]
Fri, Jul 31, 2015, Continue reading at the source



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