The Baton Rogue Area Chamber is warning about low test scores in Louisiana. Perhaps they are receiving some blowback over their mindless support of Common Core and related assessments (one can only hope). All chambers of commerce do is parrot what Common Core advocates say, warnings about low test scores are the new thing. They are just spinning the impending bad news.
The Advocate reports:
In a second warning, a report issued Thursday by the Baton Rouge Area Chamber said Common Core test results next week are likely to be low for students in Louisiana.
“BRAC does not expect the scores to be exceptionally high,” according to the report. “In fact, we anticipate quite the opposite.
“But we further posit that that’s a reasonable outcome, because transitioning to higher standards is difficult,” it says.
The comments mark the second time parents and others were told results on the exams are likely to be lackluster.
State Superintendent of Education John White said last monththe scores will be sobering.
“The fact is we have a long way to go to be competitive with other states,” White said then. “I think it will be sobering, but it will show evidence of progress.”