The Common Core Assessment Consortia count: Smarter Balanced – 22 members, PARCC – 14 members, with 17 states not belonging to either consortia.
The Indiana House passed SB 91 on a 67 to 26 vote. SB 91 authored by State Senators Scott Schneider (R-Indianapolis) and Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) in effect repeals the Common Core State Standards. Here is the bill digest: Adds a definition of "college and career readiness". Provides that before July 1, 2014, the state board […]
Checker Finn of the Fordham Institute predicts that Smarter Balanced and PARCC will fade, what does that mean for future Common Core assessments?
The Alabama Senate Education Committee plans on voting on SB190 today which would remove Alabama from the Common Core. Yesterday, Dr. Tommy Bice, Alabama’s State Superintendent of Education, held a press conference to defend Alabama’s “College and Career Ready Standards.” It was a 35 minute long press conference including a Q&A time. Bice said that […]
Common Core State Standards advocates typically make an argument that the development of the Common Core was state-led since it came out of the National Governors Association and Council for Chief State School Officers. They seem to neglect the fact that these are trade organizations not states and that state legislatures were bypassed as different […]
I put the picture above on our Facebook page last night. The problem is how ACT wants to develop and implement career tests for kindergarteners and third graders. Here’s the caption I used: ACT has developed a career test for third graders –http://bit.ly/OaiZOQ and next they want to develop one for kindergartners – http://huff.to/NI3GkK we […]