Tag: State Standards

Tests and Accountability

The New Hampshire Department of Education just announced the results of the spring 2016 statewide assessments, noting that scores rose three percent from last year’s baseline. Results reflect three different assessment components: the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA), the Common Core (aka College and Career Readiness Standards) aligned statewide test; the Performance Assessment of Competency Education Read More

Rebranded Common Core Science Standards Will Fail Students

The Next Generation Science Standards (aka Common Core, but rebranded) will not prepare our students for four-year colleges or STEM careers. Low expectations will not raise our students to greater achievement. “An audience filled with African American and Hispanic educators got it right away. No one had told them that Common Core’s standards don’t prepare Read More