Common Core revolt in New York heats up: Principals reject new Common Core test results

Reaction to the first year of Common Core State Standards aligned testing in New York has been dramatic. In lower Manhattan, large numbers of parents boycotted the tests when they were administered. Now, 15 New York City upper level school principals say: “…they will no longer be using results from a controversial new state test…

Cloud-based End-of-Course testing in Kentucky terminated completely!

As we reported last week here, here and here, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has run into major problems with the state’s high school end-of-course testing program. One major problem is the computer servers from ACT’s Vantage testing system became overloaded and crashed when students from Kentucky, Ohio and Alabama simultaneously tried to access…

Educators playing fast and loose with data, grading in Columbus, OH?

It looks like the massive school test cheating scandal in Atlanta, Georgia could get pushed aside by an even messier affair that seems to be unraveling in Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus Dispatch reports in an article datelined May 3, 2013 that, under police escort, the state auditor’s office entered numerous high schools in that community…