California’s third-graders in 2017 have been under Common Core since the beginning, and still, only 47 percent meet or exceed the standards.
California moves forward with a pilot of a new assessment aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards regardless of the Feds rejection of their waiver.
In California while overall students saw an increase in their assessment scores compared to last year one group lags behind – foster care children.
How much has California schools spent on implementing Common Core? Who knows? EdSource reports that budget laws have made tracking the money difficult.
While it is unlikely that Common Core caused California’s teacher shortage, it is likely that it will exasperate the problem down the road.
Less than half of all California students pass the Smarter Balanced Assessments that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards last school year.
California Department of Education officials first removed 15 years worth of test results to avoid comparison with Smarter Balanced, but later restored.
EdSource reports that California Governor Jerry Brown is giving schools $3.5 Billion in the revised 2015-2016 budget for Common Core implementation.
California’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction announced he is no longer using the term “Common Core” because it has confused and polarized people.
High School juniors out west are opting-out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment in droves to avoid over testing that would face otherwise.