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.
The New Hampshire Department of Education released last year’s Smarter Balanced and SAT scores which showed a decline in math and ELA proficiency.
The Feds rejected Colorado’s state accountability system that did not penalize schools with high opt-out rates, now the state will have two systems.
The Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette highlights in a recent editorial the testing woes that Indiana currently faces that include a problem with the new vendor.
California’s third-graders in 2017 have been under Common Core since the beginning, and still, only 47 percent meet or exceed the standards.
With Iowa’s departure, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium dwindles to 14 governing members and one affiliate down from the 31 states first involved.
Several years after Common Core implementation only half of Massachusetts students are proficient after taking the new MCAS-PARCC hybrid assessment.
California education leaders are warning parents and policymakers to use California’s Smarter Balanced Assessment scores “with caution” prior to their release.