Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester announced that he is recommending Massachusetts use a “Next Generation MCAS” a MCAS-PARCC hybrid.
Pioneer Institute: Updating MCAS would result in lower costs and more rigorous assessments that would provide better information about student performance.
The release of 2015 MCAS results together with preliminary 2015 PARCC testing results provides little new information to help Massachusetts choose.
Williamson Evers, research fellow at the Hoover Institution, writes the latest Pioneer Institute white paper entitled Federal Overreach and Common Core.
Pioneer Institute calls on Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Chester to recuse himself from the MCAS/PARCC decision process.
The MBAE study perpetuates a deeply troubling pattern of conflicts of interest marking Massachusetts’ consideration of Common Core and PARCC.
Study finds college and career readiness focus of Common Core a disconnect with students from Military Families since majority are under seven years old.
A “smackdown” is an apt description of what Jim Stergios of the Pioneer Institute did to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan after his Boston Globe op/ed.
Jamie Gass and Charles Chieppo with the Pioneer Institute highlight in an op/ed in the Worcester News & Telegram how Common Core has impacted education in Massachusetts who once led the nation in K-12 education. It isn’t pretty. They write: Following the landmark 1993 Education Reform Act that provided public schools with a massive infusion of […]
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush defended the Common Core State Standards in his keynote speech at the Foundation for Educational Excellence’s National Summit on Education Reform yesterday. He’s the only prospective Republican presidential candidate to do so. He are a few things he said about Common Core. This is why the debate over the Common […]