State-level results from the PARCC tests have been released for Maryland’s high school students. Lots of kids did poorly, but not all.
The results from the PARCC tests are going to be bad, and opinion writers, ill-informed as they may be, are trying to warn us.
The gauges in our brains that track skepticism for the validity and even relevance of state tests are pegged off-scale high.
Some bad questions on New York’s latest instance of Common Core-aligned reading tests for 3rd graders leave a lot to be desired.
Some writers have been digging deep to find a way to spin the doom & gloom surrounding a major multi-state testing consortium.
A N.M. judge ruled the contract between Pearson & PARCC, negotiated by N.M., is shielded from a challenge by a competitive test provider.
People are still complaining about the Common Core standards, even in Maryland. This time, it’s about the new governor.
We announce a writing contest, open to public school students in Md. and IL, about athletics and standardized tests.
Ark. became the latest state to withdraw from PARCC last week. The future looks uncertain, but the consortium can be saved.
A 5th grader from Mass. liked the PARCC tests; they should be the only tests she takes. Others find standardized tests mind-numbing.
Ohio gov. approved a budget to remove the state from the PARCC consortium. Big loss personally & for the consortium.
Our long response to a long article about what happens at Pearson’s scoring site in San Antonio, where some of the PARCC tests are scored.
Teachers have to give students the PARCC tests, students are protesting about the PARCC tests, and even teachers have a few issues.
A teacher in Mass. gave her art students an assignment: Show how you feel about standardized tests. Powerful, expressive, haunting stuff here.
Now that the PARCC tests have finished, we’re starting to hear rumblings that the tests disrupted schedules and impaired instruction in our schools.