Tag: sbac

Smarter Balanced Works For Connecticut’s Students and Teachers

  Smarter Balanced assessments are “a bust” and “continuing these invalid tests comes at a steep price,” argues Wendy Lecker, an attorney with the Education Law Center, in the Stamford Advocate. Among her criticisms, Lecker suggests that there is “no evidence that the SBAC is valid to measure student ‘growth’” and “administrators overwhelmingly agree that...

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Wyoming Could Have Serious Problems Replacing Smarter Balanced Student Assessment

A KOTA TV headline, “Wyoming Drops Out of Common Core Group,” suggests that state officials are moving towards replacing the Common Core. They are not. This week, State Superintendent Jillian Barrow announced the state will terminate its affiliation with the Smarter Balanced testing consortium. But that doesn’t mean the state has walked away from the...

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