Changing the Test Vendor Won’t Improve the Test

nevada-state-flagNevada announced that it was dumping Measured Progress because of the bang-up job it did implementing Smarter Balanced in the state. ┬áThe testing vendor is losing $51 million dollar contract… ouch. ┬áThe state has endorsed┬áCTB/McGraw-Hill and the state board of examiners is expected to approve the new contract.

It should be noted CTB/McGraw-Hill hasn’t been without testing difficulty either.

Also changing vendors won’t improved the test one iota. The only thing they have accomplished is having a test that functions.

How inspiring!