The Common Core-related online assessments have taken yet another hit. As you may already know, state participation in the PARCC has now dropped from 23 to 11, but now comes word that Connecticut is dropping the SBAC Common Core standardized test for all of its 11th graders. They, instead, will take the SAT, which just happens to be aligned with the Common Core Standards. Indeed, David Coleman who now is the College Board’s president, was an “architect’ of the Common Core. This move becomes an added money maker for the SAT, which now reportedly charges all takers a registration fee of $54.50.
Meanwhile, it looks like, at least so far, that Connecticut students in all other grades will continue with SBAC. Stay tuned.