common core

6:10 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Hearing Wednesday on Future of Testing in Michigan

Future of testing in state has been in flux because of debate over "common core"
The Education Department planned to replace its state exams in key subjects with a new test, the Smarter Balanced Assessment, beginning in Spring 2015. That test, based on the Common Core State Standards, would have been given to students in elementary, middle and high schools.
8:29 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Michigan Education Officials and Lawmakers Split on Replacing MEAP Tests

The MEAP is being phased out in part because it doesn't measure growth
Gridlock continues between Michigan lawmakers and state education officials over which new assessment to give the states K-12 students next school year. At the same time 120,000 Michigan students are field testing the Smarter Balanced assessment the computer-adaptive test
7:06 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Common Core Senate hearing focuses on tests and state Board of Education

House has passed resolution to move ahead with new education standards
LANSING -- The Michigan Department of Education does not have an exact cost for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, two state Senate committees heard Wednesday, but education officials are limited in what actions they can take under the budget provision blocking funding for the standards.
2:43 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Common Core standards pass House

Update; Full House has approved resolution
The state House Education Committee this morning approved a resolution that would allow the state to move forward with implementing the controversial Common Core State Standards, but the future of an exam that would assess those standards remains iffy.
10:56 am
Thu September 26, 2013

State House could vote Thursday on moving ahead with Common Core curriculum

Michigan Board of Education adopted the national standards in 2010
Lansing - House lawmakers are taking up a resolution Wednesday that would resume funding for Michigan's Common Core State standards, just days before the state's Oct. 1 deadline for spending in the new fiscal year. The standards, which are stricter benchmarks in reading and math for Michigan's K-12 students, have generated tremendous controversy nationally and in the state.