Smarter Balanced shares that like Pearson they also monitor student social media to keep track if test questions are being posted online.
Look at this… Disturbing may be too kind a word for it. Creepy comes to mind. A school in New Jersey is notified by the New Jersey Department of Education that one of their students has tweeted about a test question. How would they know this? Because Pearson is monitoring student social media. You can […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]