He raised achievement and led CORE districts, but faced difficulties with new board.
The project aims to build students' language skills in all classes.
Curriculum materials, teacher training and technology are expected to boost scores.
Districts are involving teachers in the selection process
Parents were originally supposed to receive their children's scores on the new Smarter Balanced tests within first 20 working days of the school year.
Districts say more detailed information is needed for tests to be useful.
Students discuss teaching and testing as the new standards are implemented.
A new report suggests creating partnerships and job pipelines.
A number of summer programs help teachers hone their skills.
Charter school system envisions creating a university to grant degrees.
Districts want to ensure that children are ready for kindergarten.
School officials are expecting to send reports to parents this summer.
Information is going to districts about four weeks after testing is complete.
"It is a significant departure in terms of the instructional shifts."
The method aligns with the Common Core approach to learning.