Erin Tuttle: Considering the evidence showing the discipline policies pushed by the U.S. Department of Education’s federal guidance makes schools less safe and even dangerous, why would Indiana legislators even consider adopting HB 1421?
It seems as though this particular trend of rural schools starting online virtual academies was started because of the need for school funding, not because it is best for students.
The Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette highlights in a recent editorial the testing woes that Indiana currently faces that include a problem with the new vendor.
Here is a list of legislation filed filed in 2017 in state houses across the nation dealing with standards, local control, assessments & data privacy.
Indiana is struggling to replace the current ISTEP assessment by the December 1st deadline imposed by state law, and some are toying with resurrecting PARCC.
Politico reported yesterday that Oklahoma lost its ESEA (NCLB) flexibility waiver as a result of repealing Common Core. Indiana, however, received a one-year extension. Both state repealed Common Core, but Indiana replaced theirs with a rebrand. Oklahoma will be writing new standards and their process will be slower and more deliberate than the Hoosier effort […]
A running list of Common Core related legislation filed in State Legislatures across the United States. This list will be continually updated.
Hoosiers can now comment publicly on Indiana’s draft academic standards until March 12, 2014. Instructions and the link to the form can be found here. You can read the standards below: Indiana Academic Standards K-5 Math Indiana Academic Standards 6-8 Math Indiana Academic Standards 9-12 Math Indiana Academic Standards K-5 ELA Indiana Academic Standards 6-12 […]
We wanted to provide a complete list in one location of all the states that have pulled out of either Smarter Balanced or PARCC, as well as, states that are considering it. States that have pulled out of their Assessment Consortium: Utah (Smarter Balanced) – http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/mobile/54627081-68/utah-state-standards-consortium.html.csp Oklahoma (PARCC) – https://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-assessments/oklahoma-pulls-out-of-parcc/ (the Tulsa World article is […]
Russ Pulliam of The Indianapolis Star wrote a fantastic article last Thursday that I wanted to point your attention to. An excerpt: Critics on the right object to the federal government dictating standards to the states. Critics on the left see Common Core as a business-driven plot to force conformity on students. In Central Indiana […]