common core http://kvpr.org en California Begins Testing New Student Assessments http://kvpr.org/post/california-begins-testing-new-student-assessments <p>California is preparing to implement Common Core education standards. As part of that change, the state is replacing standardized tests with new “assessments” meant to better judge students’ knowledge. But, as Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, the state must first test the test.</p><p>In the media lab of an elementary school in Sacramento, fourth grader Aanyah&nbsp;Jacobs answers questions that pop up on a computer screen one at a time. She’s one of the more than three million California public school students testing out the state’s new assessment.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 02:56:07 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 30366 at http://kvpr.org California Begins Testing New Student Assessments California Bill Would Immediately Begin New Academic Test Standards http://kvpr.org/post/california-bill-would-immediately-begin-new-academic-test-standards <p>A bill that would immediately start phasing in California’s new computer based standardized school achievement assessment has passed out of a key senate committee. The bill would allow most districts to opt-out of the old system.</p><p>The new Common Core academic standards will be in place this academic year. Assembly member Susan Bonilla authored the bill. She says it gives most districts a chance to evaluate students based on those standards now.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 01:27:00 +0000 Max Pringle - Captial Public Radio 21083 at http://kvpr.org California Bill Would Immediately Begin New Academic Test Standards