Progress checks on Common Core being lost!!!!
To my great dismay, the Kentucky Department of Education has announced it will not administer the ACT Inc.’s EXPLORE and PLAN tests in the fall of 2015, ending use of this important, well-established set of college readiness tests a year ahead of schedule. Kentucky used EXPLORE to test all eighth grade students and PLAN to test all tenth graders since the 2006-07 school term. The state has rich trend lines for all of its middle and high schools from these college readiness tests.
The COMPASS, yet another ACT college readiness test used in Kentucky, is about to bite the dust as well.
One has to wonder, if Common Core is supposed to be about college readiness, why is the ACT ending so many college readiness tests?