Who is In and Who Is Out of Common Core Assessment Consortia

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The Common Core Assessment Consortia count: Smarter Balanced – 22 members, PARCC – 14 members, with 17 states not belonging to either consortia.

What Assessment Is Louisiana Taking? It’s Not PARCC

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Mercedes Schneider wrote a good piece on Friday that points out that Louisiana State Superintendent of Education John White says Louisiana is taking the PARCC assessments, but there is no way the state could possibly be administer PARCC. An excerpt: It is clear that Pearson is responsible for the PARCC assessments. It is also clear on […]

Robo-grading PARCC

Politico Morning Edition yesterday had a follow up to Pearson’s development of a computer algorithm that would grade the essay section of the PARCC assessment.  The vote on whether to approve Pearson’s plan has been delayed.  Inquiring minds want to know why and inquiring minds were left to inquire.  PARCC is not extremely forthcoming with […]

Video: Another Brick In Ohio

I had a friend email me this video on Friday.  I can’t believe I’ve not seen this gem.  Matthew Goforth and Frank Yano of the Anti-Common Core Club created this video that is a parody of “Another Brick in the Wall” by Pink Floyd. This video is far better than the goofy video Ohio-based Fordham Institute […]

New Mexico Judge’s Ruling Slows PARCC Implementation Process

The PARCC contract with Pearson is on hold until New Mexico reviews the bid process New Mexico District Court Judge Sarah Singleton ruled yesterday. The Albuquerque Journal reports: Earlier this month, PARCC awarded the contract to Pearson, an international education company, to administer the new exam, which will be taken online, and to create new […]