NC Should Follow Iowa’s Lead And Withdraw From SBAC

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  North Carolina has repealed Common Core from the state statutes and should also withdraw.

There is no reason whatsoever for NC to continue in this consortium:  

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.”
Source –NCICL.org

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A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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