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College-and-Career-Ready Standards= 100% Common Core alignment

December 28, 2013 0 Comments
College-and-Career-Ready Standards= 100% Common Core alignment

If you haven’t been to a State Board of Education meeting, I would highly recommend it. I attended a meeting where  the Common Core standards and related assessments were on the agenda. Much of the focus was on how to create standards that meet the new federal requirement of “college-and-career-ready standards” and what assessments that […]

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Is anyone going to talk about Kentucky’s NAEP scores?

December 27, 2013 5 Comments
Is anyone going to talk about Kentucky’s NAEP scores?

When Indiana adopted the Common Core there was no test pilot done to determine if it would be effective and our state made a blind and imprudent decision to adopt Common Core. This time, as the State Board of Education and the Indiana Department of Education debate the future of Common Core in Indiana, it […]

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Is Indiana’s withdrawal from PARCC for real or for show?

December 10, 2013 5 Comments
Is Indiana’s withdrawal from PARCC for real or for show?

Despite Governor Pence and Superintendent Ritz sending letters in June, 2013  requesting to officially exit the federally-funded Common Core testing consortium, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career Readiness (PARCC), Indiana is still formally listed as a governing member. Considering the fact that the Indiana General Assembly passed legislation requiring Indiana to withdrawal from […]

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Written by Hoosiers for Hoosiers- as long as the feds say it’s OK

December 7, 2013 8 Comments
Written by Hoosiers for Hoosiers- as long as the feds say it’s OK

            Governor Pence and Republican legislators have  made statements against the Common Core and both groups have signaled their intent to abandon the national standards. Governor Pence has stated that Indiana should have its own high standards, “written by Hoosiers for Hoosiers.” The Indiana Department of Education and State Board […]

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Building the Machine; Common Core Trailer

December 6, 2013 1 Comment
Building the Machine; Common Core Trailer

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