Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ohio calls for shortening PARCC, moratorium on accountability measures

More from Ohio: their Senate Advisory Committee last night released their PARCC report:
State Sen. Peggy Lehner, who created the committee, said the group of teachers, superintendents and legislators unanimously made several recommendations Wednesday.
Among them:
- Cut the new tests from one round (in February and March) and a second round (in April and May) to just one round in May.
- Make them shorter.
- Wait three years until people are comfortable with the new state and Common Core standards and tests before holding students, schools or teachers accountable for poor scores.
- Let the Ohio Department of Education decide which vendor should provide the tests.

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