The Colorado Department of Education will drop PARCC as their statewide assessment but will keep Pearson as the contractor to develop the new assessment.
Dr. David Aderhold wrote an op/ed pointing out some troubling decisions the New Jersey Department of Education and State Board of Education have made.
The EdReports.org gave poor reviews to four out of the first five Common Core math textbooks they reviewed, and they are funded by the Gates Foundation.
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 Race to the Top Initiative created an opportunity for President Barack Obama’s administration to wrest control over K-12 testing.
Pearson does not require teaching experience for their scorers for the PARCC assessments. What could possibly go wrong?
Watch the video of New Yorker performing a parody of a Billy Joel song about the opt-out movement in New York State.
Last weekend, on his HBO show Last Week Tonight, John Oliver spent eighteen minutes taking on standardized testing and Common Core.
Smarter Balanced shares that like Pearson they also monitor student social media to keep track if test questions are being posted online.
A bill filed in New York would require parents of students in grades 3rd through 8th notification that their children can refuse Common Core tests.