Policy & Compliance

Articles: Policy & Compliance

Alison DeNisco
Students at Horizon Elementary School, part of Holt Public Schools in Michigan, attend school on a year-round calendar. The first day of school was Aug. 4.
The number of public, year-round schools—also called “balanced-calendar” schools—increased by 26 percent from 2007 to 2012
Alison DeNisco
In 2012, nearly every state was part of either PARCC or the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. As of this July, only 28 remained.
Comparing state results across the country will be more difficult as testing becomes more fragmented
Alison DeNisco
Source:  Education Commission of the States (Click to enlarge)
Many states have affirmed the standards but renamed them
Jennifer Fink
At the Legacy Traditional School District in Arizona, Chief Academic Officer Bill Bressler is trying to bump up the number of computers for his students to just take the tests. Above, a teacher instructs a lesson including Common Core standards.
Four major lessons from round one of Common Core assessments

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