Sneak Peek into the Future of Assessments


October 11th, 2012

Yesterday, the Smarter Balanced Assessment consortia released sample test items and performance tasks – providing educators a glimpse into the future of assessment within Delaware and around the country. Smarter Balanced was created in response to states adopting the Common Core State Standards and is one of two multi-state consortia developing...


Vision 2015 Chair Celebrates Delaware Public Schools

Early Childhood Education, News, Policy and Practice

October 10th, 2012

This guest blog post was written by Ernest "Ernie" Dianastasis, Chair of Vision 2015 and Managing Director of CAI. Six years ago, hundreds of Delawareans across the state - individuals working in our schools and colleges, community organizations, and businesses - gathered together and created the Vision 2015 plan of recommendations to improve our...


October 4, 2012

News, Policy and Practice

October 4th, 2012

Local News The News Journal Impressed by Markell's attention to education A letter to the editor by Rumi Khan, Newark Charter School student Recently I was at the Hindu Temple in Hockessin to attend a meeting with Governor Jack Markell. I was really impressed by his focus on education. He spoke about how he had raised the standards of the state...


State Board Keeps Forward Momentum


July 27th, 2012

Last week the State Board of Education hosted its monthly meeting where forward momentum was the theme for the day. A presentation on the performance evaluation dashboards, which are a product of the school districts’ Race to the Top Success plans, revealed the evaluation structure utilized for tracking district progress on Race to the Top...