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Bloomberg: 'Andrew Cuomo Concedes Defeat in the Common Core Wars' - Breitbart News

Bloomberg: 'Andrew Cuomo Concedes Defeat in the Common Core Wars' - Breitbart News | K12 Assessment: Paying More To Look Worse | Scoop.it
In a column at Bloomberg Politics, David Weigel expresses some amazement that Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), a “safe Democratic governor,” would join conservatives in the war against the Common Core standards.
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Unlikely allies on left and right against CCSS in NY is troubling. The positive elements of the new standards will get lost with stalled implementation.
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PARCC Test Cost: Higher for Nearly Half the States

PARCC Test Cost: Higher for Nearly Half the States | K12 Assessment: Paying More To Look Worse | Scoop.it
New pricing estimates show that half the states in the PARCC group and one-third in Smarter Balanced will face paying more for those tests than what they currently pay.
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Dept. of Education pulls out of Smarter Balanced testing on Common Core ... - Charleston Post Courier

Dept. of Education pulls out of Smarter Balanced testing on Common Core ... - Charleston Post Courier | K12 Assessment: Paying More To Look Worse | Scoop.it
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Dept. of Education pulls out of Smarter Balanced testing on Common Core ...
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Another one bites the dust...

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Brown Center Event on Common Core State Standards Assessments

Brown Center Event on Common Core State Standards Assessments | K12 Assessment: Paying More To Look Worse | Scoop.it

AllOn October 30, the Brown Center for Education Policy at Brookings hosted an event to release a new report, Standardized Testing and the Common Core Standards: You Get What You Pay For?, authored by Brown Center Fellow Matt Chingos. In the report, Chingos investigates how states can best "assess whether students are learning the material contained in the Common Core" standards, with a focus specifically on the costs of assessment options.

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All well and good but what if states pay more and come out looking much much worse than their constituents are willing to accept?

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7 Bogus Assumptions of Education Reform

Some of the classic Not-Entirely-Truisms of the Reformster Movement have been quietly retired. For instance, one rarely hears the claim that teachers had major input in creating the Common Core anymore because there's hardly a soul left who can say i...
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Say what you will about CCSS but accountability isn't going anywhere anytime soon...

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Bobby Jindal willing to leave Common Core test consortium - The Times-Picayune

Bobby Jindal willing to leave Common Core test consortium - The Times-Picayune | K12 Assessment: Paying More To Look Worse | Scoop.it
Bobby Jindal willing to leave Common Core test consortium The Times-Picayune Bobby Jindal has said he is willing to withdraw Louisiana from a consortium of states developing the assessment associated with the Common Core academic standards if the...
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Testing Less but More Effectively

Testing Less but More Effectively | K12 Assessment: Paying More To Look Worse | Scoop.it
In February 2014, Teach Plus published a report "The Student and the Stopwatch: How Much Time is Spent on Testing in American Schools." One of the report's major findings is that urban students spend an average of only 1.7 percent of the s...
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Could interim testing be formalized to capture what is needed for state accountability measures thereby reducing testing time?
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Can Edtech Ride the Common Core Waves? (EdSurge News)

Can Edtech Ride the Common Core Waves? (EdSurge News) | K12 Assessment: Paying More To Look Worse | Scoop.it
C...C...CHATTER: Common Core discussions seem never-ending these days. This week's panel at Stanford VLAB was no exception, examining whether CC will be the education reform edtech entrepreneurs have been waiting for. Here's what we heard:

Panelist Mick Hewitt (CEO, MasteryConnect) said the "Comm
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CCSS is the catalyst for change in some ways but not in others.  Will the new types of assessments be really that different than what we have seen in formative since 2002-2003?

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A $15 Million Boost for Remind101 (EdSurge News)

A $15 Million Boost for Remind101 (EdSurge News) | K12 Assessment: Paying More To Look Worse | Scoop.it
This is big. Maybe even bigger than, say, a pile of 15
million dollar bills.

Remind101, which
provides teachers with safe way to send text messages to their students and
parents, just landed a $15 million investment led by the Big Kahuna of Silicon
Valley, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.
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