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Testing Overload in America’s Schools

States and school districts are far from the goal of better, fairer, and fewer tests. Some states have decided to stop administering the new Common Core tests, while others have chosen to walk away from using the standards altogether.

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Common Core State Standards: Challenges and Opportunities

The Common Core State Standards, or CCSS, represent a potential reboot for standards-based reform—an opportunity to address some of the design flaws that have diminished the policy’s effectiveness in the past. This new set of standards can replace the various state benchmarks for learning that have dominated K-12 education policy in the United States for at least two decades. These …

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