Tag Archives: curriculum

Measuring New Science Standards Is Hard. These Projects Hope to Change That – Curriculum Matters – Education Week

The AAAS launches a new project to develop assessment scenarios that measure the NGSS’ energy standards. Source: New feed

Could Requiring Students to Take the Citizenship Test Do More Harm than Good? – Curriculum Matters – Education Week

The National Council for the Social Studies is pushing back on the policy, arguing it’s likely to reduce classroom civics instruction to surface-level knowledge. Source: New feed

Louisiana's New Approach to Reading Tests – Curriculum Matters – Education Week

The proposal draws on arguments that reading tests that focus on applying skills to generic passages disadvantage students who don’t have the background knowledge to fully grasp them. Source: New feed

What's Wrong With the Common-Core Tests? Maybe Nothing, Analysis Says – Curriculum Matters – Education Week

The Smarter Balanced group rejects the argument that its test was technically flawed in 2016-17, and produces new data to back its case. Source: New feed

What's Wrong With the Common-Core Tests? Maybe Nothing, Analysis Says – Curriculum Matters – Education Week

The Smarter Balanced group rejects the argument that its test was technically flawed in 2016-17, and produces new data to back its case. Source: New feed

The State Testing Landscape Continues to Fragment – Curriculum Matters – Education Week

Twenty-three states’ testing contracts expire this year, probably leading to more change in vendors and tests, a new report says. Source: New feed

Illinois Will Step Back from PARCC Test. Is New Jersey Next? – Curriculum Matters – Education Week

Only a handful of states will still be offering the test in its entirety after this spring’s testing season. Source: New feed

In Age of High Tech, Old-School Cambridge Curriculum Makes Unlikely Gains – Education Week

A rigorous curriculum program imported from the United Kingdom is challenging AP and IB as it becomes increasingly popular in U.S. schools. Source: New feed

Good Tests Must Include Student Work, Groups Argue – Curriculum Matters – Education Week

A new vision for good assessment systems urges states to adopt approaches that include classroom work or performance tasks that provide meaningful gauges of student learning. Source: New feed

Smarter Balanced Test Scores Are Mostly Flat. Is That a Problem? – Curriculum Matters – Education Week

A few critics say it could be a sign of problems with the test; Smarter Balanced officials say detailed analyses are coming. Source: New feed