Tag Archives: SBAC

Gates Foundation Props Up Common Core Testing Consortia

The two testing consortia associated with Common Core are still alive in part thanks to new management and a huge grant from Common Core’s largest funder, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Continue reading

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A #CCSSO President’s Term Coming To A Close

In 2014, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced their new president-elect.
A year later, with her Presidency coming to an end, Atkinson is now the longest-serving K-12 Educrat in the nation. Atkinson intends to run for state superintendent again, extending her reign. Lucky North Carolina.

Most had suspected that with Common Core bursting into flames that Atkinson would not be entering the race, but yet she has. Glutton for punishment? Control freak? No Golden parachute? Just can’t give up? Who knows. Continue reading

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Pearson Is Everywhere: Spying and Student Data Privacy Edition

Welcome back to Pearson Is Everywhere!

Last time we looked at Pearson being selected to create the PISA 2018 tests.
Today, we’ll be checking out how Pearson is spying on students using social media and Pearson’s claims about student data privacy in Colorado. Continue reading

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#DM7 Article: The Smarter Balanced Connections

This is a reposting of my weekly Da Tech Guy column: The Smarter Balanced Connection Continue reading

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North Carolina’s SBAC ‘Status’ Change

In case you missed it, at some point, North Carolina went from being a ‘Governing’ state to an ‘Affiliate’ state in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).

When and why this happened depends on who you ask.

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Jeb Quits Saying ‘Common Core’. Hopes Parents Forget?

Jeb Bush and his Foundation for Excellence in Education have been one of the loudest proponents on Common Core.

Now Bush is running for president, headed to Iowa soon and he’s going silent on Common Core. Hoping voters forget? Not gonna happen.

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Sen. Tillman Presses Common Core Commission On Their Task

Senator Tillman is pressing the Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC) on their assigned task, “writing new standards” and not just ‘tweaking’ and renaming them. He also mentions the SBAC, which North Carolina HAS NOT withdrawn from despite the legislature choking off their funding. The SBAC is only one big issue. I would encourage Senator Tillman to get up to speed fast on DPI’s plans to renew our ESEA waiver which has implications for more rounds of Common Core.

See the excerpt from this newsletter below.

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