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04/01/14: CCSSO's Minnich: Field Testing Common Core Assessments -- A Big Step Toward a Worthy Goal

In a column on the Huffington Post last week, CCSSO executive director, Chris Minnich describes why the kick off of field tests of new assesments is a milestone in American education.

 
04/01/14: Chiefline will Return Tuesday, April 22

Chiefline will take a brief hiatus and will Return Tuesday, April 22

 
04/22/14: Centre County Public Issues Forum to Examine Standardized Testing in Schools

Local educators and education professors have organized a Centre County Public Issues Forum aimed at driving discussion about the role of standardized tests in Pennsylvania, following changes to the state's law.

 
03/26/14: NYS Education Commissioner Discusses Common Core in Troy

As part of his state of education address at the Fourth Annual Esteves School Education Speaker Series at the Sage College, New York State Commissioner of Education Dr. John King, Jr., answered questions about the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

 
03/24/14: $300,000 Awarded to Indiana Schools

The Indiana Department of Education announced that 53 groups would receive 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants this year, including the Monroe County Community School Corporation, which received $300,000.

 
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.