Chiefline 11.19.13

This week in Chiefline: CCSSO Releases Updated Common Core State Spotlight Document and Tools and Resource Guides


Alabama School Board Ends Graduation Exams

The Alabama Board of Education voted to eliminate the high school graduation exam for students who were ninth-graders in academic year 2010-11 and seniors this school year.


More High School Graduates Heading to College

The Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics issued the 2013 Kentucky High School Feedback Report, and it indicates that statewide three out of five students from the class of 2011 graduates enrolled in college, with 10 of 14 public high schools in northeastern Kentucky with better than 60 percent of their 2011 graduates enrolled in college for the 2012 academic year.


18 Montana Colleges Offer Free Applications This Week

Montana education officials kicked off the state's first College Application Week, an initiative that delivers assistance to students who might be considering higher education.


Tennessee Releases Redesigned 2013 Report Card

The Tennessee Department of Education released its newly designed 2013 state Report Card on its website that offers detailed breakdowns of last year's statewide student achievement growth.


Chiefline 11.12.13

This week in Chiefline: Learn to Code with hour of code; NAEP shows increase in student achievement.


Kansas' 2013 School Report Card Debuts New Annual Measurable Objectives

The Kansas State Department of Education has released its first look at the 2013 Kansas School Report Card achievements based on the four Annual Measurable Objectives approved via the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Flexibility Waiver.


Education Department to Scale Back Key Waiver-Renewal Mandates

The U.S. Department of Education is expected to back away from the waiver requirement that states must ensure low-income and minority students have equal access to effective teachers.


State Issues Guidance for Core Math, Middle-Grade Science

California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson says the State Board of Education has approved the new Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools, which provides grade-level explanations and examples of the standards for mathematics practice and content, integrating mathematical thinking and conceptual understanding with procedural skills and application.


137 Schools Improve, Receive Achieving Status

The Arkansas Department of Education has announced that 137 public schools in the state were designated as Achieving under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, having shown significant improvement in tests scores to meet annual targets.