The Intersection
The Alignment Challenges of Standards-Based Reform

July 7, 2016

Alignment is at the heart of standards-based reform. A primary goal of this reform is for teachers to align their instruction with standards. To measure achievement against the standards, states are supposed to use aligned assessments. To support...

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The State Role in Addressing Student Data Privacy Concerns

August 28, 2013

By Paige Kowalski, Director, State Policy and Advocacy, Data Quality Campaign Like a house supported by its foundation, the success of nearly every education reform from measuring college and career readiness, to supporting great teaching, to...

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Assessing the Common Core

September 4, 2012

 Students are getting ready to return to the classroom, and much work is being done to align lesson plans, professional learning opportunities, and instructional resources to the Common Core State Standards. As educators focus on effective...

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Majority of Americans Believe the Common Core Will Help Education in the U.S....

August 29, 2012

The recently released Phi Delta Kappan(PDK)/Gallup Poll shows that “most Americans (53%) believe that the common core standards will allow U.S. schools to compete globally, and that three of four Americans believe CCSS will provide consistency in...

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New, Free Resource for Implementing the Common Core

August 29, 2012

 We know that implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is a challenge for a lot of educators. That’s why we here at ASCD have created the new, free EduCore™ digital tool to help teachers and administrators implement the CCSS in both...

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Standard Facts

August 27, 2012

 Education should be about students and how they achieve success. That means that we, as a nation, must have a common understanding of the academic standards we want our students to reach and our schools to teach. Unfortunately, there are those who...

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ELLs, the Common Core and the Next Generation Science Standards

August 22, 2012

 The educational reform energy triggered by the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards presents an exciting challenge for English Language Learners (ELLs) and their teachers.  During the implementation phase, we as...

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2010 National Teacher of the Year: “10 of My Greatest “Ah-ha” Moments of...

August 20, 2012

It’s not a secret that making the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) come to life in classrooms will be challenging.  With so many moving pieces, it’s critical that accurate information is provided to educators, parents and others to ensure...

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Gov. Hunt at the VA Governor’s K12 Education Reform Summit

August 16, 2012

Today at 12:30pm ET, tune in for a live broadcast of Governor Hunt’s keynote address from the Virginia Governor’s K12 Education Reform Summit in Richmond. The summit brings together a diverse and highly influential group of more than 500 leaders to...

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