South Dakota students who earn a level 3 or 4 on the Smarter Balanced Assessment will receive a general acceptance letter from the state’s public universities.
Oregon schools showed a drop in proficiency in math and ELA as last school year’s Smarter Balanced Assessment scores were released.
High school juniors in West Virginia will take the SAT college entrance exam instead of the Smarter Balanced Assessment starting in Spring of 2018.
The Baltimore Sun reports that less than one-half of Maryland’s students passed PARCC’s math and English language arts assessments.
The Colorado Department of Education will drop PARCC as their statewide assessment but will keep Pearson as the contractor to develop the new assessment.
After student pushback over PARCC, Maryland will consider shortening the assessment or moving it earlier in the year which probably won’t ease concerns.
The Oregon Department of Education confirmed that they will no longer use Smarter Balanced for 11th Grade, but will continue using it in 3rd-8th Grades
State Representative Andy Thompson (R-Marietta) introduced HB 176, a bill that would repeal Common Core, in the Ohio House of Representatives this month.
The Rhode Island Department of Education decided to abandon PARCC for Massachusetts hybrid MCAS-PARCC Assessment and the SAT.
While it is interesting how Common Core assessments are processed in New York once students take them, what happens to the data is far more important.