Familiarity with tests and increased Internet capabilities helped districts administer assessments, but state system experienced glitches when overloaded.
Liz Serrato doesn't want English learners to fall through the cracks.
Students learn by doing through agriculture-themed lessons on a campus farm.
The project aims to build students' language skills in all classes.
Difficult to know how much money is being spent on standards implementation.
Curriculum materials, teacher training and technology are expected to boost scores.
Districts are involving teachers in the selection process
Integrated math combines elements of Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and geometry.
Districts say more detailed information is needed for tests to be useful.
Students discuss teaching and testing as the new standards are implemented.
A number of summer programs help teachers hone their skills.
Some districts are hiring more teachers with provisional credentials.
Some students had trouble logging in or accidentally submitted unfinished tests.
School officials are expecting to send reports to parents this summer.