Dr. Sandra Stotsky: It is time for the Bay State’s own legislature to do some prolonged investigations of the costs and benefits of “performance-based assessments.” before agreeing to their possibility.
Ann Marie Banfield: When the College Board hired a political operative as their President, that brought with it the possibility of more politicization and indoctrination.
Sandra Stotsky: Since all states today use Common Core-aligned tests, that means almost all schools (including public charter schools) teach to Common Core’s standards.
A report by education policy consultant David Rubin shows a spike in the failure rate of New York students on their math and ELA Regents Exam.
Newly minted New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham ordered the state’s department of education to stop using PARCC.
A state appellate court ruled unanimously on Monday against the New Jersey Department of Education’s requirement that students pass two assessments before they graduate.
Outgoing California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would allow school districts to substitute Smarter Balanced with ACT or SAT.
Maryland announced plans to replace PARCC. Their departure along with New Jersey’s exit drops the consortium that once boasted 27 partners to five.
“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.