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Spatial awareness and math proficiency
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014 10:32 AM
Many students and educators feel the Common Core State Standards are more rigorous than previous educational benchmarks, including those for math. In fact, the Common Core starts students off with geometry in kindergarten. They must use geometric ideas and vocabulary as they're introduced to addition and subtraction. While the geometry kindergartners tackle isn't a challenging set of formulas and theorems, they do learn about shapes. But why introduce a difficult topic to kids so young? Turns out, science backs up the Com... READ MORE
Common Core State Standards News
Spatial awareness and math proficiency
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014 10:32 AM
Many students and educators feel the Common Core State Standards are more rigorous than previous edu ... READ MORE
The challenges of implementing the Common Core
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2014 10:17 AM
Districts began implementing the Common Core State Standards in 2011, and the 2014-15 school year is ... READ MORE
Benefits of screen time in schools
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 03, 2014 10:41 AM
There's no denying we live in a digital world. Many people carry smartphones and have laptops an ... READ MORE
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ITBS Information
Iowa Assessments scores rise in Iowa school district
TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013 10:59 AM
When students transition to a new type of standardized testing, it is a given that some of them may ... READ MORE
Students achieve high scores on the Iowa Assessments
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013 09:36 AM
While some parents and educators have been concerned about how students would handle the transition ... READ MORE
Funding makes a difference in Iowa school district
TUESDAY, APRIL 09, 2013 09:06 AM
At Irving Elementary School in Iowa, 44.78 percent of third- through fifth-graders were proficient o ... READ MORE
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Stanford Test
Teacher Appreciation Week shines a spotlight on educators
WEDNESDAY, MAY 08, 2013 10:02 AM
As May 6 through 10 is Teacher Appreciation Week, the spotlight is on educators across the nation an ... READ MORE
SAT-10 scores help students start the college admissions process early
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 15:33 PM
Students' grades and level of classroom participation can certainly provide their teachers with ... READ MORE
Better test scores help Arizona school district earn a B
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012 16:15 PM
Just before the start of the 2012-2013 academic year, Arizona’s district and charter schools r ... READ MORE
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How standardized testing aligns with the Common Core
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 09:48 AM
The 2014-15 school year is the first time states that have opted into the Common Core State Sta ... READ MORE
New York releases 2014 standardized test results
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014 11:36 AM
Students living in New York were required to take standardized exams that measured their knowle ... READ MORE
Common Core testing uses digital platform
MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014 10:08 AM
Education is quickly becoming a platform for new developments in technology, and never has that ... READ MORE
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