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South Dakota: Common Core is an Epic Fail

Yet another state may ax Common Core this week, when the South Dakota House of Representatives votes Tuesday to remove the educational standards from public schools. 109 more words

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Confusion Continues Over Standardized Testing In Chicago

Last year, after thousands of Illinois parents signed a petition to delay standardized tests, Chicago Public Schools promised parents they would only administer new standardized tests to 10% of its schools. 1,004 more words


Opt Out: Why Consider It?

I recently read an editorial by James A. Crisfield, NJ Superintendent of Millburn Township Public Schools, called: “Opting Out of PARCC and Common Core Standards is a Dangerous Concept” (NJSPOTLIGHT, Feb. 654 more words


Standardized Testing is the Debil!

Ok. Let’s have a talk. So my husband and I are preparing to move and we are trying to find an area that has 1) isn’t far from our jobs and recreational activities 2) Diversity in neighborhoods and schools 3) is inexpensive. 638 more words


NJ Assembly Votes To Halt Use Of Standardized Tests

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New Jersey State Assembly voted Monday to curtail the use of a controversial standardized test in the state’s schools, following a litany of concerns from parents. 939 more words


New Jersey Assembly To Weigh Scaling Back Scope Of Standardized Tests

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Educators would be barred from using new standardized tests to determine student placement for three years under legislation moving in the New Jersey Assembly. 122 more words


I-Step, U-Step, We-Step, Blah, Blah, Blah…

In my home state of Indiana the annual state wide achievement test for grades three to eight is called IStep. It has been in the news a lot recently because this year the test is nearly twice as long in time as it was last year. 720 more words