Due to the snow many were not able to attend the event and hearing at the Capital. Here is a video of the entire hearing. Thank you to those who made the journey and stayed to testify. We appreciate it!
Category: Assessments Information
Trying to piece together the events in Lansing today is not easy but the net result seems to be clear, the implementation of Common Core will go forward but questions about the assessments and SBAC remain. Last week, the Senate cowardly gaveled through resolution S-4 as a substitute resolution to HCR-11 previously passed by the […]
In our technology age, learning to type is an important skill. But is it necessary to learn that skill to a young child in first or second grade? Thanks to Common Core and the Smarter Balanced Computer Assessments, the answer appears to be “yes.” The Washington Post reports that students in kindergarten are now learning […]
Governor Snyder said in 2011, ” It is time that we view our educational system which runs from pre-natal to lifelong learning. It’s time to start talking about P-20 instead of just K-12. We need to establish a system that focuses on real achievement for all of our children.” The P-20 education system has been […]
In his speech to news editors at their annual convention, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said, When the critics can’t persuade you that the Common Core is a curriculum, they make even more outlandish claims. They say that the Common Core calls for federal collection of student data. For the record, we are not allowed […]
One of the major controversies related to the Common Core standards is whether or not data collection is part of the standards. Proponents of the Common Core and the website vehemently and explicitly deny it. There are no data collection requirements of states adopting the CCSS. Standards define expectations for what students should know and […]