Standards and Assessment News | August 1


California Begins Developing Computer Science Standards

The California Board of Education has created a committee to develop Computer Science standards. The standards are expected to be finalized by August 2019. Learn more


 Florida Court Will Not Hear Lawsuit Regarding Opt Outs

The Florida Supreme Court will not hear an appeal of a lawsuit brought by parents of six students who opted out of the Florida Standards Assessment. The school district is retaining the students in third grade because of their performance on the assessment. Learn more


Indiana Requests Proposals for New Assessment

The Indiana Department of Education is requesting proposals for a new statewide assessment, replacing the ISTEP exam. Proposals will be accepted through August 24, 2017, with a new exam in place by the fall of 2018. The new ILEARN assessment will be computer adaptive, and will contain technology-enhanced items. The proposals will also include IREAD, the third grade reading assessment. Learn more ; More here


New Hampshire Commissioner Begins Informal Standards Review

After the New Hampshire Board of Education decided not to review the state’s ELA and Math standards at this time, the Education Commissioner decided to begin an informal review. The Commissioner will bring proposed changes to the Board after the review is complete. The Board may choose to open a formal review process at that time. Learn more


Oklahoma Develops New History Exam, Changes School Accountability System

Oklahoma is developing a new U.S. History assessment, which will not be available for use in the coming school year. Additionally, the changes to both assessments and school accountability have produced a delay in school report cards and student test scores. The state’s 11th grade students will also take a new Science assessment in the coming year. Learn more


New Tennessee Social Studies Standards Approved

New Social Studies standards were approved by the Tennessee Board of Education on July 28. The standards will be implemented in the 2019-2020 school year, and will include a semester of Tennessee history in fifth grade, music history, and religious history. Learn more ; More here