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PARCC / AIR Standardized Testing in Ohio Schools

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    Big Change Coming for Next Year’s Round of PARCC Tests

    A consortium of state education leaders have voted to make a big change to the standardized test known as the PARCC. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

    READ MORE: http://radio.wosu.org/post/big-change-coming-next-year-s-round-parcc-tests


    I’m partial to Andrew Brenner’s bill that passed in the Ohio House (something like 92-3) this month. It eliminates Pearson as the vendor for the tests. That’s the core of the problem: Ohio contracted with an inept test&text seller with a fifteen year history of litigation and failure.



    Ohio to replace time-consuming PARCC tests in schools
    Posted: Jul 01, 2015 8:23 PM EDT
    Reporting by Ali Hoxie

    After months of complaints about the controversial testing, Ohio Governor John Kasich decided Wednesday that math and English PARCC testing will no longer happen in the state. The proposed bill bans the state from spending any money on the testing. Over the past school year alone, Ohio spent $26 million on PARCC testing.

    READ MORE: http://www.toledonewsnow.com/story/29457534/ohio-to-replace-time-consuming-parcc-tests-in-schools



    School Issues: Standardized Testing / All About the Fresh AIR
    July 7, 2015 8:00 am – Miriam Bowers Abbott

    Ohio is a Common Core state. That means, among other things, that it adopted a set of education standards that made it eligible for the federal Race to the Top Fund. While the standards are the same for every Common Core state, and participation in the program made Ohio eligible for federal funding, you can’t refer to the core standards as “federal standards”, because that interferes with the Common Core narrative.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/school-issues-standardized-testing-all-about-the-fresh-air-ma1

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