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 Colorado Department of Education will drop PARCC as their statewide assessment but will keep Pearson as the contractor to develop the new assessment.
The Colorado Legislature is close to passing a student data privacy law that would inform parents about what data collection occurs and provide transparency.
HF 1208 introduced in the Colorado House would repeal the Common Core State Standards in Colorado and remove Colorado from the PARCC assessment consortia.
The Colorado State School Board’s 4-3 vote to allow schools to seek waivers from administering the first part of the PARCC assessments brings legal scrutiny.
More than 5,000 Colorado 12th graders opted out of a new state-mandated science and social studies assessment last week. Here are some excerpts of local coverage: Chalkbeat Colorado: Instead of taking the state’s science and social studies tests, seniors at Fairview High School (in Boulder) braved below-zero temperatures to rally against a testing system they […]
Similar to what John Eppolito experienced in Nevada, parents in Colorado are having a difficult time accessing their own student’s data, but 3rd party entities don’t seem to have trouble getting access. From Watchdog Wire: Colorado school districts are collecting broad, detailed educational and psychological data on their students for use by private companies and […]
A running list of Common Core related legislation filed in State Legislatures across the United States. This list will be continually updated.
As state legislatures across the country are starting new sessions I thought it would be a good time to highlight how the fight to stop the Common Core State Standards is being renewed in state capitols. 2013 was the first round and now we are entering the second, the bell has run. The pressure is […]