Friday, June 10, 2016

CURMUDGUCATION: Common Core Standards (Still) Don't Cut It

CURMUDGUCATION: Common Core Standards (Still) Don't Cut It:

Common Core Standards (Still) Don't Cut It



Every few years the ACT folks unleash a big ole survey to find out what's actually going on Out There in the world of school stuff. This year's survey drew at least 2,000 respondents each from elementary and secondary schools, as well as college and workplace respondents. The whole package is eighty-eight pages, and I've read it, and while you don't have to, you might still want to.There are several themes that emerge, but the big one is pretty simple--

Common Core is a bust.




Not news, I know. But still always comforting to see further confirmation. Let's break this report down section by section and see what we've got.








Introduction

We're going to skip over this. The ACT folks would like you to know all the clever things they do to develop their test, and that's swell, but since we're just learning what a mess David Coleman's SAT is, the ACT can look like the top of the test biz just by saying, "We actually check to see if our test 
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