SBAC scores: The beginning of the end

So what did we learn from the release of the SBAC scores? What did we learn after spending more than $2 million of state money and countless millions at the district levels to get these scores? Not much. We did learn that the achievement gap has not been in any way affected by implementation of the Common Core. We also learned that SBAC scores tell us nothing about students’ real competencies.

Op-ed: Foul shots in the classroom: A Fable

The Common Core requires the teaching of 200 narrow skills each year, skills that will never foster students’ growth as readers and writers. The Common Core keeps students on the foul line, practicing limited skills.