Mercedes Schneider actually read the bulky contracts between states and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

Her most surprising discovery:

SBAC promises: “Passing an SBAC high school summative assessment assures that students will not need remediation. SBAC really ensures college readiness!”

How do they know? When this was written into the contract, SBAC had not yet been created. Like PARCC, It was never tested.

Schneider concludes:

“This rushing to prematurely-declared success is a corporate reform hallmark.

Here we go again”