Common Core links: Assessments, half day kindergarten, and subject area reading
By Tyler on December 10th, 2012
The following is a roundup of news and opinions we’ve read about the Common Core State Standards over the last week.
On his Huffington Post blog, John Thompson says the success of the Common Core standards depends on a collective effort to end “the bubble-in mania of the last generation.”
With some American children taking full-day kindergarten, and some taking half-day kindergarten, Laura E. Bornfreund of the New America Foundation asks: “Will teachers be able to help their kindergarten pupils reach the common goals when those children are only attending for half a school day?
The Education Writers Association blogs about recent media coverage of the Common Core’s emphasis on non-fiction reading.
There are some updates from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium about the tech requirements for Common Core assessments they’re designing. Long story short: Some schools have a lot of upgrades to make.
Michael Horn says this about the Common Core on his Forbes blog: “What has struck me though is how after having agreed upon the standards, we seem to be going about the work of implementing the assessments for them backwards.”
What did you see that I didn’t?
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