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.
The Chicago Tribune recently reported that the Illinois State Board of Education plans to modify the PARCC assessment for 3rd-8th graders on the heels of a recent standoff with Chicago Public Schools over the assessment, as well as, complaints from numerous school districts.
Spring assessments are right around the corner so parents who want to opt their kids out should start that process now. Here are five tips that will help you refuse the test
Newly sworn-in New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced last week as Governor-Elect that it is time for the Garden State to get rid of PARCC as their state-wide assessment.
SB18-011, filed this week in the Colorado Senate, seeks to ensure that students whose parents opt them out of assessments do not face punitive measures at school.
HB 2037, a bill filed in the Arizona House of Representatives, if passed would not require high school juniors to take AzMerit or the AIMS Science test. Instead, they would take a college-readiness exam like ACT or SAT.
Ann Marie Banfield: Parents want to know that their children can compute math problems.They are not sending their children to school for mental health evaluations, especially without parental knowledge or consent.
Wendy Hart: Instead of wondering how kids are doing on state assessments and whether a school is “good” based on the assessment scores, we need to be asking what are these assessments supposed to be measuring and how do we know they really are measuring what they claim?
The Maryland State Board of Education will not require students to pass PARCC in high school in order to graduate until 2024.