common core tests

On September 18, 2015, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan stopped in Pittsburgh at private university, Carnegie Mellon, to promote Common Core and its tests.
"One of its fundamental arguments has been knocked out from under it."
Test-centered American public education has had its day, and based upon the growing appeal to parents of opting their children out of mandated tests, that day has more than passed.
When the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) applied for Race to the Top (RTTT) funding on June 30, 2010, it submitted this 1,609-page application.
High school students across New Mexico walked out en masse this morning to protest the start PARCC testing, which began Monday morning.
They help educators all over the country focus on what students need to learn rather than getting distracted by dozens of
Nurse Duncan: Welcome to Common Core Hospital. How may I assist you? Chris: My name's Chris Wobble. I was just in a car accident. My arms seems to be broken in about three places.
I'm not out to criticize Louis C.K. or to throw fuel on the firefights over Common Core. But from the perspective of this particular third grade teacher, I respectfully disagree with him. Let me tell you why.
There are many things I don't like about the THE TEST. I don't like that, in an effort to develop critical thinking and writing skills, every piece of my son's writing (and those of his peers) now include the words "for example" and "subsequently."
An earlier study, led by University of Pennsylvania education school dean Andrew Porter, found less congruence between the
The tests, which were given in late April to students in grades third through eighth, were supposed to align with recently
Said plainly, stories, drama, poetry, and other literature account for the majority of reading that students will do in the high school ELA classroom.
Just like the PSSA, performance on the Keystone Exams will not have any effect on students’ academic records. That said, this
One challenge facing district leaders is ensuring that all students are adequately prepared for college and career following
About 44 percent of respondents believe there is a high likelihood of states exiting the consortia and designing their own
The Utah state school board on Friday voted 12-3 to withdraw from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium -- one of two