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.
Pearson monitoring student social media during PARCC testing for the New Jersey Department of Education fits the definition of Big Brother.
Look at this… Disturbing may be too kind a word for it. Creepy comes to mind. A school in New Jersey is notified by the New Jersey Department of Education that one of their students has tweeted about a test question. How would they know this? Because Pearson is monitoring student social media. You can […]
The lawsuit challenges New Mexico’s involvement in a non-competitive process that PARCC used in choosing Pearson as a test developer for the consortium.
The Common Core Assessment Consortia count: Smarter Balanced – 22 members, PARCC – 14 members, with 17 states not belonging to either consortia.
Mercedes Schneider wrote a good piece on Friday that points out that Louisiana State Superintendent of Education John White says Louisiana is taking the PARCC assessments, but there is no way the state could possibly be administer PARCC. An excerpt: It is clear that Pearson is responsible for the PARCC assessments. It is also clear on […]
Politico Morning Edition yesterday had a follow up to Pearson’s development of a computer algorithm that would grade the essay section of the PARCC assessment. The vote on whether to approve Pearson’s plan has been delayed. Inquiring minds want to know why and inquiring minds were left to inquire. PARCC is not extremely forthcoming with […]