Common Core

Article; Too much testing in schools.  (Source; The Atlantic, October 2015)

The White House’s recent acknowledgement of too much testing in schools. Read the Atlantic’s latest expose on the issue. Find it here and the corresponding study on testing in our schools.


Article; November, 2013

Helping Diverse Learners Master The Common Core

From the Editorial Projects in Education “Moving beyond the Mainstream-  Helping Diverse Learners Master the Common Core”. Find it here.


Article; October, 2013

Science Standards Challenges Envisioned for Next-Generation Science Tests

Amidst growing fights over Common Core standards and tests for math and English, the common science standards have been quietly gaining steam. But some experts predict that measuring student progress under these standards may require even more testing innovation than the Common Core. So far, seven states have adopted the Next-Generation Science Standards. See an article on Washington’s adoption of the standards. (Education Week, premium article access compliments of, 10/02/13) Found here.


Article; October, 2013

Assessments/Common Core State Chiefs Set Criteria for ‘High-Quality’ Assessment.

State superintendents are demanding that testmakers, including the two consortia building tests for the common standards, adhere to four principles to create “high-quality assessment.” A Council of Chief State School Officers report describes how assessment practice should ensure test accessibility and security, and create user-friendly reports that chart students’ progress and provide data that can help guide instruction. (Education Week, premium article access compliments of, 10/01/13)

CCSSO Assessment Quality Principles 10-1-13 FINAL


Article; October, 2013

Four decades of failed school reform

From the Washington Post, author Patrick Welsh recounts his experiences with school reforms over the last forty years in his time as an English teacher. Article found here.


Article; October, 2013.

Three Ways to Derail the Common Core Standards

HEPC Director, Jim Shon outline three issues that could result in deariling the common core

This article was published for the Huffpost Hawaii on September 17th, 2013,  find the article here.


Article; February, 2013

High School Student Interest in STEM

Education Week relayed a recent report from My College Options and STEMconnector noting that “high school students are increasingly interested in pursuing STEM majors and careers.” However, the report, Where are the STEM Students? What are their Career Interests? Where are the STEM Jobs?, also describes a growing gender gap between male and female students interested in STEM. A free summary of highlights from the report is available here and the full report is available for purchase from STEMconnector.

(Education Week, premium article access compliments of, 01/30/13)

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