January 13, 2014 | 
In partnership, Achieve, the Council of Chief State School Officers and EducationCounsel have developed State Transition to High-Quality, College/Career-Ready Assessments: A Workbook for State Action on Key Policy, Legal and Technical Issues. The purpose of this document is to provide states with a workbook to inform this transition to high-quality, CCR assessments, with a particular focus on the policy, legal, and technical decisions states must address. This workbook (along with state team meetings and other supports) is meant to help each state (1) evaluate its current readiness for this important transition, (2) identify priority issues for state action, and (3) develop a workplan to guide assessment transition over time. This workbook was initially presented in draft for use at the CCSSO state team meeting on transition to high-quality, CCR assessments on August 20-21, 2013. We are continuing to revise and expand as appropriate to keep information updated and relevant.
November 20, 2013 | 
New report details states' commitment to college and career readiness.
November 13, 2013 | 
This policy brief was developed through a partnership with the National Center on Educational Outcomes at the University of Minnesota and Achieve to provide guidance to state education policy leaders to support the goal of ensuring that students with disabilities leave school with meaningful diplomas. It is critical that state policies and practices encourage students with disabilities to meet the college- and career-ready standards needed to attain the state’s standard diploma - and that states align the standard diploma with college- and career-ready expectations.
November 01, 2013 | 
This is a comparison table of state graduation requirements as of November 2013.
October 31, 2013 | 
The Common Core State Standards provide an opportunity to realize systemic change and ensure that American students are held to the same high expectations in mathematics and literacy as their global peers — regardless of state or zip code. The success of such change requires the thoughtful attention of school librarians. This Action Brief for school librarians is a starting point.