“Many students who took the SAT exam in June were surprised Wednesday to get back results that they thought were inaccurate because the score was lower than they thought.”
The New Jersey Department of Education announced the first steps to transition away from using PARCC as the state’s annual assessment required under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Lisa Shin who is running for the New Mexico House of Representatives in House District 43 said that parents should have a say whether their child takes PARCC.
Since news over Common Core has been bad, and NAEP scores have demonstrated that it has done nothing to raise student achievement it is understandable why Common Core advocates want to grasp at anything resembling good news.
Fox Illinois reported earlier this month that only 37 percent of 3rd-8th graders in Illinois passed the PARCC’s reading and writing assessment. With the poor quality of the Common Core State Standards, it should not be a surprise.
The New York Assembly passed a bill that would decouple state assessments from teacher evaluations this week 131 to 1, the measure is gaining momentum in the New York Senate.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has said that it is time for the Garden State to get rid of PARCC. To that end, the New Jersey Department of Education announced last week they will solicit public input in May to “inform” the next statewide assessment.
A bill was just introduced in the New York Assembly that would bar schools from using standardized assessment scores on teacher evaluations.
Last week, seven states who contract with Questar for their statewide computer-based assessments were subject to a cyberattack. Pencil and paper assessments don’t face those kinds of problems.
Could an exposure to lead in Flint, MI’s drinking water cause a drop in test scores? Some are claiming that, and if any city could point to that as a possible cause it would be Flint. The data does not appear to back that up, however.