Maryland announced plans to replace PARCC. Their departure along with New Jersey’s exit drops the consortium that once boasted 27 partners to five.
Could an exposure to lead in Flint, MI’s drinking water cause a drop in test scores? Some are claiming that, and if any city could point to that as a possible cause it would be Flint. The data does not appear to back that up, however.
Measured Progress said they would refund Nevada almost $1.3 million in a settlement reached with the state the Nevada Attorney General’s office announced.
It’s taking longer for the state of Washington to get Smarter Balanced results back and the state’s department of education is stumped as to why.
Based on numbers collected by NJEA, PARCC refusals in New Jersey appear to have topped 40,000 so far and they say more numbers are coming in daily.
The Arkansas Senate votes 29 to 0 in favor in HB 1241 which delays any possible future use of PARCC until the 2016-2017 school year.
From The Washington Post: But most leaders leaders of 187 school districts who responded to the survey last spring by the Center on Education Policy, a non-partisan think tank housed at George Washington University, anticipate logistical problems. About three-fourths, or 76 percent, of districts said they face either major or minor challenges, including a lack […]
This is a guest post by Joan Landes. She’s a Clinical Mental Health Counselor licensed to assess, diagnose and treat mental health and relational dysfunctions in individuals, couples and families. She has worked in various settings including residential treatment centers, private and community agencies. She has taught in private, charter and home schools and writes […]