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 →

Parents stand firm.  You have the right to opt your children out of the SBAC field test and any other computerized surveys being foisted upon your children.  Across Montana, Superintendents and Principals are bullying parents when they make an informed choice to opt out. Worse yet, we are hearing about teachers and guidance counselors demonizing Read More →

Moms and dads–now is the time to opt your sons and daughters out of more high stakes testing.  The roll out of the Smarter Balanced “field test” in Montana has been delayed a week so you have time.  Why put your children at risk just so the testing company can research the test questions? Neither Read More →