So says the Common Core© aligned test from the same developer as Montana’s Smarter Balanced assessment. Several critical thinking readings suggest that video games are superior to literature as seen in the screen shots from the test. Click HERE for an article from our Utah friends and screen shots of the Common Core aligned test Read More →

We have seen the erosion of local control with No Child Left Behind and now with Common Core.  Many states that are further along with implementation of CC have lost control of the curriculum.  As the assessments align with CC, one can expect an even greater loss of control for more states. Last week we Read More →

Here we go again!  Pearson and Apple team up in Los Angeles County to bring iPad delivered Pearson common core curriculum–costs unknown, but commitment made. “I think there’s going to be a lot of scrutiny on how we came to Pearson and what we think of Pearson’s quality,” board member Steve Zimmer said.   Curriculum Read More →