Thousands of students across Connecticut will begin taking controversial new standardized tests today that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Here is what parents and students should know.
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The opportunity for Connecticut to establish a dynamic vision for its 21st Century public schools is here. In this commentary, a dozen Connecticut superintendents of schools lay out their ideas on how to find a new and better direction for the advancement of the state’s public schools. Continue Reading →
Sen. Richard Blumenthal needs an education on the toxic effect that high-stakes testing has had on Connecticut’s schools. He is sadly mistaken if he believes a test will change any of the poverty, family disfunction or other socioeconomic conditions that get in the way of educating children. Continue Reading →
A bilingual student remembered being told in first grade, ‘You have to do this because you’re preparing for the test,’ but the standardized test wasn’t given until 3rd grade. Continue Reading →