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 allow states to pool resources to collaborate on developing assessments more complex than multiple choice tests to provide
"Governor Jindal now has a much clearer understanding" of the Common Core tests, said Faircloth, who called the tests "a
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.
But it’s also a public relations test. Students are getting a first look at the exams in full, and educators will now have
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."
In December, Kansas withdrew from the Smarter Balanced coalition, opting instead to commission tests from the University
5. Is there evidence that better standards will raise student achievement? Better standards in and of themselves do not automatically
The studies looking at international comparisons also considered how the Common Core compares to previous state standards
"It is fantastic that our educators are speaking up on behalf of our kids and for all taxpayers who are footing the bill
Said plainly, stories, drama, poetry, and other literature account for the majority of reading that students will do in the high school ELA classroom.
The AP reports less than 40 percent of students who took practice Keystone tests last year scored well enough to pass Algebra
Lastly, districts need to address the growing technology needs of society and individual students, particularly low-income
According to the survey’s findings, Congressional disapproval remains high at 88 percent, while insiders are split 50-50
According to the Journal, conservative lawmakers and governors in at least five states, including Utah, have been pushing