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ERIC Number: EJ1008051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar-27
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Educators Questioning Timing of State Tests Reflecting Standards
Gewertz, Catherine
Education Week, v32 n26 p1, 14-15 Mar 2013
New York is ahead of most states in its work to design detailed curricula and professional development for the common core and to build brand-new tests to reflect them. What's unfolding in the Empire State as a result of that work illustrates the way the common standards can pressure changes in the education landscape, and torque the tensions involved in a deep reworking of curriculum and instruction. What happens in the publishing world, for instance, when a state demands total ownership over the curriculum materials it purchases so they can be available to all for free? And what happens when pivotal stakeholder groups disagree about the pace of change that best serves schoolchildren? Those questions sparked the two waves of concern that have arisen from New York's curriculum procurement and its assessment timeline.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York