I’m pretty sure the “no backbone” Delaware DOE and the Emperor Governor Markell are going to play “Follow The Leader” on this. They didn’t even pay the “extra” to have preliminary results released for Smarter Balanced. They are going to see what all the other states do before they release anything. This is the weak-in-the-knees type of stuff Delaware does.
Jonathan Pelto reports a very important story from Washington State. As we have learned to expect, a majority of the students in the state “failed” the Smarter Balanced Assessment. Why?because the testing groups set the “cut score” (passing mark) unrealistically high.
Remarkably, the state board of education lowered the cut score so that most students would be able to graduate.
“Yup, you read that correctly, after taxpayers were forced to spend hundreds of millions of dollars developing the Common Core and the Common Core Tests and students and teachers wasted unfathomable amounts of time prepping and taking the tests that were designed to label the vast majority of students as failures, the “lead” state behind the SBAC testing scheme simply threw out results.
“Instead of going with the cut score that was adopted by the SBAC coordinating committee last November, an unfair rating system that was adopted with…
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