Common Core

The P21 Common Core Toolkit

The P21 Common Core Toolkit is a guide to aligning the Common Core State Standards with the framework for 21st-century skills.

Read more

Network Infrastructure Requirements for Common Core Assessments

The Partnership for the Assessment of College and Career Readiness (PARCC) and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SMARTER Balanced) are developing the next generation of assessment tools in line with Common Core. And both consortia are developing online assessments that will replace traditional paper tests.

New Standards Mean Fewer Passing Test Scores In Ill. Schools

Some Downers Grove elementary school students could see a significant dip in their performance on standardized tests this year, a byproduct of a more difficult state exam and higher passing requirements for 2013.

Read more

Florida Ed Leaders Worry Schools Won't Be Ready for New Standards

Florida schools are scrambling to be ready for new Common Core academic standards — and the new computer-based tests that go with them — by 2015.

Read more

Action Steps for the Common Core

Ill. High Schools Look At Impact of New Standards

Officials at Hinsdale Township High School District 86 are beginning to look at how it will implement new Common Core State Standards, an initiative in schools across 46 states to increase academic rigor.

Read more

Social Studies On the Outside Looking In

Redeeming the neglected curriculum.

Pinellas County Schools and ASCD Partner to Support Common Core Implementation

The award-winning Pinellas County Schools (PCS) has chosen ASCD as its newest professional development partner.

Read more

Network Infrastructure Requirements for Common Core Assessments

Will your district pass the test?

The Educational Tech Scam

Common Core proponents have relied on bafflement and obfuscation to shut down inquiry by the paying public into the very political process of putting the initiative into action -- a process monetarily supported by private education corporations.

Read more