MORE COMMON CORE: As Common Core continues to shake the education world, the high school equivalency exam market is no exception. With the GED shifting to focus on the Common Core content in 2014, publisher McGraw-Hill is stepping in with a new product, Common Core Achieve. The adaptive test prep tool, running off the LearnSmart platform, provides test takers with an initial diagnostic assessment, following up with questions targeting the areas students are weakest on. Common Core Achieve will cost individual students $24 for a year of access. The company is continuing to develop online and print instructional materials that complement the new test, as well as Teacher Professional Development online resources. These resources will be piloted and released later this year.