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.
3rd through 8th graders in the Chicago Public Schools will take the NWEA MAP assessment and the PARCC assessment required by the state of Illinois.
Freeport Public Schools announced they will not accept parent letters to opt their student out of assessments, students are expected to verbally refuse.
The Iowa Senate may vote to vacate a decision by the Iowa State Board of Education to use Smarter Balanced in place of a new assessment to be ready by 2018.
The New Jersey Assembly in a 69 to 3 vote instruct the State Board of Education to vacate the rule requiring students pass PARCC in order to graduate.
If teachers are really supposed to adjust their teaching methods due to standardized assessment results, then getting them a year late doesn’t help.