Current News

03/26/14: Hawaii Students Try Out New Math, English Assessment

In Hawaii, field testing of the Smarter Balanced assessments has commenced and will continue through June 6.

03/26/14: Georgia Shines in Report on Common Core Implementation

A new report by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) that looks at Common Core implementation in 15 states named Georgia a "leading state" in terms of Teaching Resources and Accountability and a "strong state" when it comes to Timeline and Approach to Standards, Professional Development, and Teacher and Leader Evaluation.

03/23/14: New Florida Test May Have Ups, Downs

Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart has approved a $220 million, six-year contract for a new set of tests from American Institutes for Research (AIR).

04/25/14: A Fairly Smooth Start on Computerized Test's First Day

School districts in Connecticut began administering the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium test on March 25, and by the end of the first day, State Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor said a few problems had been fixed.

03/31/14: Education Leaders in Delaware and Indiana Recognized by DQC

The Data Quality Campaign presented the award for State Policymaker to Delaware's Governor and the award for Best District Data Leader to a district in Indiana.

03/26/14: USED Requests Information on the Use of Results Data in Making Determinations Under Sections 616(d)(2) and 642 of IDEA

OSEP is requesting public comment on the use of results data in an accountability system under IDEA.

03/21/14: COSN Releases Privacy Toolkit for K-12 School Leaders

CoSN releases a privacy toolkit for K-12 school leaders at their 2014 Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

03/18/14: Pearson Releases Report: Impacts of the Digital Ocean on Education

Pearson shares a report on the influx of data and its potential impact on adaptive learning for students.

03/18/14: $143m Round of i3 Grant Competition Focused on: Development, Validation, Scale-up

The USED announced the beginning of the fifth round of the i3 grant competition with up to $3,000,000 available per grant.

03/27/14: USED Releases Four New Data Snapshots in the CRDC

The four new data collection snapshots in the CRDC focus on discipline, early childhood access, teacher equity, and access to college- and career-ready courses.