California sets Sept. 9 for release of Common Core test results
The California Department of Education has set Sept. 9 as the probable date for releasing the results of the new statewide Common Core-aligned tests that were administered in the spring. The tests, called Smarter Balanced Assessments, were given to 3.2 million students in grades 3 to 8 and 11. The new tests will be used as part...
By LA School Report | August 28, 2015
Why the Smarter Balanced tests are so different, and maybe better
In a memo regarding the Smarter Balanced Assessments, LA Unified officials explained to Superintendent Ramon Cortines and members of the school board how the new test is so different from its predecessor and why scores may appear lower than in the past. Cynthia Lim, executive director of the district’s Office of Data and Accountability, said...
By Mike Szymanski | August 21, 2015