The74.org in their article “The Exit Exam Paradox: Did States Raise the Standards So High They Had to Lower the Bar to Graduate?” start with a false premise.
Carol Burris with the Network for Public Education, explains how Buffalo, NY is punishing students whose parents opt them out of Common Core assessments.
The Springfield School District school board in Oregon voted for a resolution that encourages parents to opt their children out of Smarter Balanced.
The New York State Education Department released 75% of the questions used on their Common Core Assessments for 3rd through 8th graders in math and ELA.
The Wyoming Department of Education announced that they are leaving the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium in order to procure a new assessment.
Katie Lapham, a 3rd grade ESL teacher, points out that the New York Common Core assessments included confusing questions and passages not at reading level.
The assessment opt-out movement in New York is alive and well and growing as students take the Common Core ELA Assessment this week.
Diane Ravitch of the Network of Public Education explains to parents why they should have their students opt-out of high-stakes standardized assessments.
A Chicago sixth-grader says he will opt-out from PARCC because he hasn’t had a typing class or qualified math teacher. Will he be treated fairly?
After the Mississippi State Board of Education ditched PARCC the state has struggled with their Common Core-aligned replacement assessment.