Category Archives: Common Core Testing

Chicago school district refuses to give PARCC Common Core test as mandated by the state of Illinois

Washington Post - The Chicago Public Schools, the third largest system in the country, has decided to buck a mandate to give all its students a new Common Core test known as PARCC this school year, a decision that could … Continue reading

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Common Core test spurs angst among educators, parents #stopcommoncore #ccss

Chicago Tribune - By Diane Rado, Michelle Manchir and Juan Perez, Jr.Chicago Tribunecontact the reporters When students in DuPage County’s Lake Park High School District took a field test of Illinois’ new state exam last spring, the reaction stunned administrators: … Continue reading

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“The PARCC test is neither valid nor reliable as a measure.” #stopcommoncore #ccss

Truth in American Education - by Shane Vander Hart, I wrote yesterday that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has decided (for now) not to take sides in a dispute between Chicago Public Schools and the Illinois Department of Education … Continue reading

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More than a Score responds to ISBE’s misinformation regarding PARCC and opt-out

Illinois Raise Your Hand Statement from More than a Score- Recently, the Superintendent of the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) distributed inaccurate information about a student’s ability to opt-out of state tests. In the “Weekly Message” dated 10/28/2014 from … Continue reading

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As Illinois’s public education system undergoes overhaul, focus shifts from old guidelines to what’s coming #stopcommoncore #ccss

Peoria Journal Star - Mrs. Hoffman’s classroom at Norwood Elementary School is buzzing with sound. The sound of small groups of students reading to each other. Sixth-graders Jason Sparks and Andrew Clark are on the floor, flat on their stomachs, … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Groups to Obama: Drop Test-Based Accountability System #stopcommoncore #ccss

Truth in American Education - Eleven civil rights groups sent a letter on Tuesday urging President Obama, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Congressional and State educational leaders to drop the test-based K-12 accountability system.  They join a chorus of parents … Continue reading

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Common Core revolt goes local #stopcommoncore #ccss

  Politico - School districts from New Hampshire to Oregon are revolting against the coming Common Core tests. Even as political leaders in both red and blue states continue to back away from the standards — New York Gov. Andrew … Continue reading

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