California Department of Education officials first removed 15 years worth of test results to avoid comparison with Smarter Balanced, but later restored.
The primary stated reason to have national standards and assessments is to have an “apple to apple” comparison of how states are doing in K-12 education.
Measured Progress said they would refund Nevada almost $1.3 million in a settlement reached with the state the Nevada Attorney General’s office announced.
The Race to the Top Initiative created an opportunity for President Barack Obama’s administration to wrest control over K-12 testing.
New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan signed HB 323 into law which allows individual school districts replace Smarter Balanced with the College Board’s SAT.
Williamson Evers, research fellow at the Hoover Institution, writes the latest Pioneer Institute white paper entitled Federal Overreach and Common Core.
Smarter Balanced Assessment scores were poor for Idaho students and public opinion is souring on Common Core and public education altogether.
At the end of the 2015 school year PARCC currently has 9 members and Smarter Balanced has 19 members after several states left or are in process of leaving.
Maine Governor Paul LePage signed L.D. 1872 that pulls the state out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.
West Virginia Delegate Mike Folk (R-Berkeley) filed a lawsuit against the State Board of Education in late April to stop funding for Smarter Balanced.