While it is interesting how Common Core assessments are processed in New York once students take them, what happens to the data is far more important.
Parents of school age children are deeply troubled over the validity of the recently administered Grades 3-8 Common Core ELA and Math Assessments.
As of 12:05 (EDT) on April 3rd 30,458 students have opted out of the Common Core-Aligned assessments being administered this week. You can see the spreadsheet here. Wow. There is a network of volunteers who are tracking parents reports that they had opted their children out of the assessment. According to Joy Pullmann there are […]
An open letter signed by 545 Principals across New York State was addressed to the parents of elementary, middle, and high school students in New York. They address several points: NYS testing has increased dramatically. The tests were too long. Ambiguous questions appeared throughout the exams. Children have reacted viscerally to the tests. The low […]
The information below is from Stop Common Core in New York State: Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), Chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Education, announced that the Education Committee will be holding a series of hearings to review the impact and effectiveness of recent state education reforms. The hearings will […]
Dr. Joseph V. Rella the Superintendent of Schools for Comsewogue School District in Port Jefferson Station, NY was appalled by the results of the New York Common Core Assessments. He sent a letter to State Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-Mt. Sinai) expressing his concern. See below. NY School Superintendent Letter to NY State Senator LaValle […]