The New York State Department of Education has tweaked the state’s Common Core Assessments in order to encourage parental opt-ins instead of opt-outs.
The California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education says there is no compelling evidence the Common Core State Standards will improve education.
A local school board in Southern New Jersey and the state teacher’s union in Delaware want to put an end to their state’s use of Common Core assessments.
Even though we were promised a real comparison between states with Common Core and its aligned assessments that has been far from the case.
Delaware and West Virginia may see some changes with their involvement in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.
The U.S. Department of Education warned states that federal school aid may be withheld next year if less than 95% of students take fed-mandated exams.
The Chicago Sun Times reports that 10% of Chicago Public Schools students skipped the PARCC assessment failing to meet the federally required 95% threshold.
The Vermont State Board of Education in a letter to parents this week says “college and career ready has been too narrowly defined by Smarter Balanced.
Pioneer Institute: Updating MCAS would result in lower costs and more rigorous assessments that would provide better information about student performance.
President Barack Obama is doing an about face on standardized testing, he suggested that assessments should take no more than 2% of classroom time.