Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 10/2/15
A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments.
From NY Times: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to step down from post in December.
From Hechinger Report: A survey from Whiteboard Advisors shows that education policy makers and political “insiders” think the opt-out movement can influence state legislatures, but not necessarily Washington.
From EdWeek: States with new or significantly changed tests will have to undergo a peer review by the U.S. Department of Education.
From EdWeek: New York Governor Cuomo tries to calm the storm over Common Core in his state with a pledge to re-work the standards and test.
From Hechinger Report: Are New York’s Common Core troubles a unique set of circumstances tied to other changes or a sign of things to come in other states?
From EdWeek: A timeline and straightforward explanation of the Common Core State Standards.
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From OPB: OPB finds 4 take-aways from the Smarter Balanced test results in Oregon.