Like 36 other states and the District of Columbia, Maryland will field test its new Common Core exams in March, with about 25,000 elementary and middle school students taking the tests.
The Kentucky Department of Education reports that overall student performance on the EXPLORE and PLAN tests for eighth- and tenth-grade students, respectively, was unchanged in 2013. "We saw some minor shifts up and down in the results, but they still compare favorably with the rest of the nation.
Officials with the Florida Department of Education officially adopted some changes to the Common Core State Standards during a State Board of Education meeting held on Feb. 18, and the changes will take effect in the 2014-15 school year.
California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson launched a bus tour that will travel from San Diego to Sacramento to promote more early education programs and funding.
The Early Childhood Data Collaborative released the findings from its 2013 Early Childhood Data Systems Survey on February 19, 2014.
The number of Texas graduates taking at least one Advanced Placement exam has increased more than twofold in the last 10 years, and the number of low-income graduates taking at least one AP exam has increased fourfold.
A new report by The College Board shows that 16.9 percent of Nevada students from the Class of 2013 scored a 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement exam, up from 10.3 percent in 2003.
Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau has announced that the number of seniors taking Advanced Placement tests rose 38 percent between 2003 and 2013.
According to state education officials, the U.S. Department of Education has granted Minnesota preliminary approval to renew its waiver for No Child Left Behind.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released a list of 1,097 schools across the state that will test the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam this spring.