Illinois has a new law that some educators in professional organizations hope will improve diversity and narrow the achievement gaps.
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.
The new IL state supt. of education spoke candidly to the Daily Herald about what school leaders need to do to help kids succeed in school.
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.
A computer glitch caused the bubble sheets of some students to be scored incorrectly, which brought failing scores to about 2 dozen Md. H.S. students.
It seems Maine will drop out of SBAC, following a few other states. The problem was the collection of personal information about students.
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.
We wonder sometimes who runs public schools anymore, now that politicians are fighting with educators over how our students should be taught.