Back in the day, after I took a test and it was graded, I got my test paper back to see what questions I got wrong. It was part of the learning process. It seems these days that Pearson doesn’t … Continue reading What’s the big secret about the SBAC and PARCC test questions?
This is a repost from this blog. The reason I decided to post it again is that I heard a school in Seattle is starting to put student grades up on a wall for all to see. They call these … Continue reading 6 Reasons why the Common Core Standards are a big fail
One motivation is clear–the more students who take the test, the more Pearson gets paid. This explains a lot about the state’s and the company’s aggressiveness in ensuring as many students as possible take the test. The PARCC is the … Continue reading Pearson and the DOE in NJ, spying on social media of students
#PARCCWALKOUT for updates From Fair Test with additions made in italics: Testing Resistance & Reform News As the peak of spring standardized exam season nears, parents, students, teachers, superintendents, school board members, and state officials are escalating campaigns to stop … Continue reading Testing resistance around the country, now a national movement: A state-by-state update
There is no federal or state law that requires financial penalties to schools’ Title I funds if parents refuse to allow their children to take the PARCC tests. The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law did include a mandate … Continue reading Will the US Department of Education take your school’s Title 1 funds if you opt your student out of the SBAC? Short answer, no.
Mercedes Schneider breaks it down for us in her post: A Brief Audit of Bill Gates’ Common Core Spending One man, lots of money, nationally shaping a profession to which he has never belonged. This is a post … Continue reading An Audit of Bill Gates’ Common Core Spending
From United Opt Out: United Opt Out Conference January 16-18, 2015 Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center Palms Room A, 2nd Floor 1950 Eisenhower Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 We, at UOO, have been saying for over a year now that … Continue reading UNITED OPT OUT NATIONAL: Standing Up for Action Conference
From the Network for Public Education: Top Ten “Why We Will Win” Stories of 2014 At the 1st annual conference of the Network for Public Education in Austin, Texas in March, NPE President Diane Ravitch delivered a speech titled “Why We Will … Continue reading We ARE winning. Here’s the scorecard
From deutsch29 : Mercedes Schneider’s EduBlog Update on Common Core Status in the States: Part Two On February 6, 2014, I posted my first of three installments regarding the state of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in statehouses nationwide– and even in the US Senate. Reaction to CCSS includes the Huckabee-promoted “rebranding” of the CCSS “product” as well as CCSS investigation, testing delay, and prohibition/voiding. Quite the spectrum of reaction. In the first installment, I included information on twelve states: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, and South Carolina. This second installment concerns the state of CCSS in an additional … Continue reading Common Core Standards Update