The New Hampshire Department of Education released last year’s Smarter Balanced and SAT scores which showed a decline in math and ELA proficiency.
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.
California’s third-graders in 2017 have been under Common Core since the beginning, and still, only 47 percent meet or exceed the standards.
With Iowa’s departure, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium dwindles to 14 governing members and one affiliate down from the 31 states first involved.
California education leaders are warning parents and policymakers to use California’s Smarter Balanced Assessment scores “with caution” prior to their release.
South Dakota students who earn a level 3 or 4 on the Smarter Balanced Assessment will receive a general acceptance letter from the state’s public universities.
Oregon schools showed a drop in proficiency in math and ELA as last school year’s Smarter Balanced Assessment scores were released.
High school juniors in West Virginia will take the SAT college entrance exam instead of the Smarter Balanced Assessment starting in Spring of 2018.
The Oregon Department of Education confirmed that they will no longer use Smarter Balanced for 11th Grade, but will continue using it in 3rd-8th Grades
The Iowa Senate may vote to vacate a decision by the Iowa State Board of Education to use Smarter Balanced in place of a new assessment to be ready by 2018.