Iowa has declared it will be withdrawing from the Common Core assessment group, Smarter Balanced. North Carolina has repealed Common Core from the state statutes and should also withdraw.
— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) August 13, 2014
There is no reason whatsoever for NC to continue in this consortium:
— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) July 26, 2014
The cost of SBAC tests is heavy. North Carolina was spending $10 per student but using SBAC and optional assessments would jack the cost to approximately $27.31 — nearly triple the cost :
“The SBAC predicts a per pupil cost of $19.81 for summative assessments, plus $7.50 for optional benchmark assessments.”