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June 30, 2015

New website: Why Proficiency Matters

This interactive website from the Foundation for Excellence in Education shows student proficiency levels by state using data from the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The website defines terms and presents student data with easy-to-read and colorful graphics.

June 23, 2015

National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) to Release Open-Source Software

NCSC, the multi-state testing consortium that delivers online alternate assessments to students with significant cognitive disabilities, has announced that it will release its Assessment System as open-source software this summer. Read the press release (linked above) to find out more on features included in the NCSC Assessment System.

June 19, 2015

NGSS PEEC-Alignment Public Review

NGSS’ Primary Evaluation of Essential Criteria for Alignment (PEEC-Alignment) is open for public review until July 1st. The NGSS PEEC-Alignment will help developers and reviewers of instructional materials answer whether instructional materials contain or exhibit the essential features of a program aligned to the NGSS innovations. Teachers, educators, administrators, curriculum materials developers, and publishers are all encouraged to review and provide feedback on the draft by July 1st.