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Common Core State Standards and Assessments

From the ECS State Policy Database: Standards - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: Standards--Implementation - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

Standards of Learning Innovation Committee, Interim Report July 2014 - November 2014, Executive Summary - Members of Virginia's Standards of Learning Innovation Committee submitted their first round of interim recommendations after several months' deliberation. Twelve recommendations will be sent to the Board of Education and the General Assembly, detailing ways to reform the Standards of Learning assessments, recognize and promote student growth and encourage creativity in the classroom. (Virginia Office of the Secretary of Education, November 2014)...

Standards of the Week - By going to Alabama’s Department of Education site for parents and students, both groups encounter engaging “standards of the week,” which give an idea of learning at different grade levels. Each reads “DO YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO KNOW AND BE ABLE TO DO THIS? If your answer is YES, get involved in your local school and support Alabama’s College- and Career-Ready Standards.” (Alabama Department of Education, October 2014) ...

International Benchmarking: State and National Education Performance Standards - A look at considerable variance in state performance standards exposes a large gap in expectations between states with the highest standards and those with the lowest, as much as three to four grade levels. Using international benchmarking to compare what students are expected to learn, this report also found success under No Child Left Behind is largely related to setting low performance standards (states with the highest numbers of proficient students had the lowest standards). (Gary W. Phillips, American Institutes for Research, September 2014)...

High Standards Help Struggling Students - How will kids who are already struggling fare when the even more rigorous Common Core State Standards hit in 2014? Education Sector has an answer - they'll likely do better. Constance Clark and Peter Cookson Jr. looked carefully at what happened to students in states with high and low standards after No Child Left Behind kicked in. In three of four testing categories, high-standards states had a higher percentage of students moving out of the below basic level than low-standard states. (Education Sector, November 2012)...

The State of State Science Standards - This report provides analyses for the K-12 science standards in place in all 50 States and the District of Columbia. The average grade across all states is a C and in twenty-seven jurisdictions, the standards earn a D or below. The authors suggest that states can up their standards by looking to high scoring states and the NAEP but must also consider the other factors that contribute to strong academic achievement. (Fordham Institute, Jan 2012)...

Accelerating the College and Career Readiness of the Nation's Students (State Cards) - In 2009 Common Core State Standards Initiative was launched under the auspices of the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors’ Conference. This Alliance for Excellent Education web site provides state-specific data relevant to the need for improved standards and assessments in the U.S. and the potential benefits of educating all students to meet the common core standards. (Alliance for Excellent Education, May 2010)...

State Content Standards - This Web site provides users with information on each state's content standards. The site provides the name of the standards, subjects covered and the year of adoption. ...

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