Sunday, June 29, 2014

Louisiana “Annual Tests” Tied Up in the New Mexico Courts? | deutsch29

Louisiana “Annual Tests” Tied Up in the New Mexico Courts? | deutsch29:

Louisiana “Annual Tests” Tied Up in the New Mexico Courts?

June 29, 2014

June 18, 2014, was an interesting day in Louisiana politics and education. (I realize these two are now one and the same, but humor me.)
One event of June 18 was Governor Bobby Jindal’s decision to suspend Louisiana’s involvement in PARCC because Louisiana State Superintendent John White, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE), and the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) all failed to follow proper contractual procurement of Louisiana’s so-called “contract” with the Partnership for Assessment of College and Careers (PARCC) tests associated with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Jindal suspended money to be paid to PARCC for the 2014-15 tests and required that proper bidding be followed in procuring bids for the next Louisiana assessment contract.
He also charged LDOE and BESE to follow proper bidding for Louisiana assessments, which means properly advertising requests for proposals (RFP) so that testing companies might competitively bid for Louisiana’s assessment contract.
(There’s more to the June 18, 2014 Jindal-White-LDOE-BESE story, which I have written about here, and here, and here, and here.)
Now, here’s what is funny:
June 18, 2014, also happened to be an important date in the case involving Pearson, Louisiana “Annual Tests” Tied Up in the New Mexico Courts? | deutsch29:

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