SB18-011, filed this week in the Colorado Senate, seeks to ensure that students whose parents opt them out of assessments do not face punitive measures at school.
HB 2037, a bill filed in the Arizona House of Representatives, if passed would not require high school juniors to take AzMerit or the AIMS Science test. Instead, they would take a college-readiness exam like ACT or SAT.
Ann Marie Banfield: Parents want to know that their children can compute math problems.They are not sending their children to school for mental health evaluations, especially without parental knowledge or consent.
Wendy Hart: Instead of wondering how kids are doing on state assessments and whether a school is “good” based on the assessment scores, we need to be asking what are these assessments supposed to be measuring and how do we know they really are measuring what they claim?
The Maryland State Board of Education will not require students to pass PARCC in high school in order to graduate until 2024.
The New Hampshire Department of Education released last year’s Smarter Balanced and SAT scores which showed a decline in math and ELA proficiency.
The Feds rejected Colorado’s state accountability system that did not penalize schools with high opt-out rates, now the state will have two systems.
The Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette highlights in a recent editorial the testing woes that Indiana currently faces that include a problem with the new vendor.
California’s third-graders in 2017 have been under Common Core since the beginning, and still, only 47 percent meet or exceed the standards.
With Iowa’s departure, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium dwindles to 14 governing members and one affiliate down from the 31 states first involved.