Post-Mortem of February NC Common Core Commission Meeting

Dont mend it end itDue to inclement weather, many were not able to attend the NC Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC) meeting yesterday in Raleigh.

I listened in to the live stream of the meeting after fighting with RealPlayer for a bit.

For those who want to see a play by play, check out the Storify Article: NC Common Core Commission meeting 2/16/15

The meeting itself was scaled back and agenda revised.  This meant cutting Dr. Koschnick’s presentation on developmental appropriateness of the Common Core.
*Update: Coastal Carolina Tax Payers Assoc. has sent me their minutes they took of the meeting.

Most of the time was spent on information regarding assessments and the State Board of Education’s testing taskforce.

After the assessment piece was over, they brought in Dr. Blessing from Kentucky to tell us about how Kentucky ‘engaged their community’, in particular there was mention of surveys they did in the state.  Frankly, this presentation was a huge waste of time and a regurgitation of what NC DPI has already said and done.

Major Highlights:

1. Jeannie Metcalf stepped down as Co-Chair. Tammy Covil was elected to take her place.

2. Parent/Stakeholder Survey released.

You have to review the standards line by line and either approve of the standard or say it needs revision with a spot for revision suggestions/comments on the standard at hand.

There is no way to save your spot and come back. You have to complete the section in one shot.

No identifiers are present; anyone can take this survey from anywhere – just like the teacher version.

Be prepared to sit a long time if you do the survey, I did just one grade level in the ELA and it took me over 40 minutes and was over 20 pages long. One has to wonder if the protracted time it takes just to do one grade level in one subject is a bug or a feature?

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About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a Co-Founder and Managing Editor at American Lens. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is the founder of LadyLiberty1885.com. Her past writing can also be found at IJ review, Breitbart, FOX news, Da Tech Guy Blog, Heartland Institute, Civitas Institute and StopCommonCoreNC.org. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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3 Responses to Post-Mortem of February NC Common Core Commission Meeting

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  3. Rebecca Fagge says:

    I still contend that 5-10 experienced teachers from each grade level or subject could agree on appropriate standards for their students. Why not give accomplished NC teachers the chance to write NC standards?

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