eSchool News highlights some of the 10 most significant ed-tech developments of 2014, and the Common Core and online assessments are No. 5

Common-CoreEach year, the eSchool News editors compile 10 of the most influential ed-tech developments and examine how those topics dominated K-12 ed-tech conversations. No. 5 on our list for 2014? Common Core and online assessments.

States are inching closer to the deadline for implementing online assessments tied to the Common Core State Standards.

As some states work through early implementation, many wonder if they’ll have enough devices, bandwidth, manpower, and funding to meet the demands of online assessments.

At the same time, some states are reevaluating—or outright ending—their participation with the Common Core.

(Next page: The reality of Common Core assessments)

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Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura