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Tests linked to Common Core in critics' cross hairs

from Education Week

Having failed to persuade lawmakers in any state to repeal the Common Core State Standards outright, opponents are training their fire on the assessments being developed to go with the standards and due to be rolled out for the 2014-2015 school year. They're using as ammunition concerns about costs and the technology required for those tests, in addition to general political opposition to the common core. A few states — including Georgia, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania — have already chosen to limit or end their participation in the assessments under development by two federally funded consortia, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. more


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