The West Virginia Board of Education has voted to discontinue its use in the Mountain State, as well as, reduce the amount of testing they require.
The Carroll Community School District in Western Iowa says switching to Smarter Balanced represents an increase of $25K to the district’s assessment costs.
The Press of Atlantic City reported last week that very few New Jersey seniors took PARCC in order to graduate last school year.
Reuters just released an investigative report that does not paint David Coleman, CEO of the College Board, in a very good light after his SAT redesign.
An interstate test item cooperative may provide states some flexibility for developing assessments, but right now they would Common Core-aligned assessments.
The Baltimore Sun reported over the weekend that students, schools and parents in Maryland found little to celebrate when PARCC scores were released.
Jane Robbins: If Common Core were what it’s cracked up to be, its proponents should welcome assessments that showcase academic improvements.
UCLA has decided it will no longer act as a fiscal agent for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium when its current three-year agreement ends.
Indiana is struggling to replace the current ISTEP assessment by the December 1st deadline imposed by state law, and some are toying with resurrecting PARCC.
Dr. David Aderhold wrote an op/ed pointing out some troubling decisions the New Jersey Department of Education and State Board of Education have made.