Nevada’s rollout of Smarter Balanced this school year was an epic disaster. The state was not even remotely close to meeting the 95% testing threshold.
High School juniors out west are opting-out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment in droves to avoid over testing that would face otherwise.
There are a number of Common Core-related bills that have been filed in the Connecticut General Assembly, but none would repeal the standards.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in his 2015 budget address said that he removed funding for Smarter Balanced in his proposed 2015-2017 budget.
John Eppolito is a Stop Common Core activist in Nevada. He asked a couple of months ago to see what data was collected on his four children by the Nevada State Department of Education. The cost for him to receive that information is staggering. Below is the email thread between him and Judy Osgood, the […]
When the Michigan Legislature made the unfortunate decision to lift the ban on funding for the Common Core they requested a report from the Michigan Department of Education outlining the different assessment options. They looked at 12 different options. Their report provides summaries on cost, scoring and reporting methods, test security transparency, and over all […]
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium just released a practice test to give administrators, teachers, parents, students and other stakeholders an early look at a test that will be implemented in partner states in the 2014/2015 school year. You can read up on it here to see the technology requirements. You can go here to enter […]
We are drawing close to the end of the state legislative sessions. I thought it would be a good time to highlight the progress that has been made in fighting the Common Core. If you look back just a few months ago you can see how far our movement has come. Some significant progress was […]