The Blog Post PARCC Doesn’t Want You to Read

Just had to pass along  this eye-opening piece about the Common Core State Standards-related standardized test called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career, aka PARCC and taken by millions of our kids every year. Once you have, hope...

Quotable Education Quotes: July 20, 2014

** “Inexperience with technology might frustrate many students taking the computerized Common Core assessments. As I recently realized after debriefing with hundreds of students who had participated in pilots of computerized assessment items, even many digital...

1) 13 states do not belong to either the PARCC or SBAC Common Core testing consortia, considerably more than at the outset. 2) According to a Gates Foundation survey of 20,000 K-12 teachers, 73% said they’re “enthusiastic about implementing the Common...

Quotable Quotes: 2/17/2014

** “Parents deserve to have an assessment of their child’s progress that is independent of what teachers say on report cards. I also think assessing schools with test score averages is a useful exercise. But I don’t like the current fad of rating...