Janet Barresi, the dentist who is Oklahoma’s superintendent of schools, has decided to withdraw from the PARCC testing consortium because of the state’s disastrous experience with online assessment this past spring. Oklahoma’s not ready, she says, doesn’t have the technology, and can’t afford it.
The corporate reform group Stand on Children is disappointed. How will people compare children in Oklahoma to children in Maine if everyone writes their own tests?
Educators in the state are perplexed.
Is Common Core about common standards or common tests?