The tests are invalid, the results are invalid, the motives behind them; nothing short of sinister, and the pain and suffering caused by all of this is inexcusable. The fact that it has gone on this long and Bill Gates has the arrogance and audacity to think that teachers, students and parents are going to continue to put up with this is because the pushback from teachers and parents has not been strong enough.
The SBAC & PARCC Tests Are Fake! “Validated” with Fake Research!
by Deb Herbage
What happens when you have a group of people, corporations, foundations, government entities, politicians and billionaires force 48 states to adopt and implement their standards that were thrown together and written by non-educators in secrecy, with no transparency, that are developmentally inappropriate for all grade levels? What happens when you have that same group of people, corporations, foundations, government entities, politicians and billionaire then make tests based on those developmentally inappropriate standards that they claim are “high-quality”, “internationally-benchmarked”, “rigorous” and that are supposed indicators of “college and career readiness”? You have the Common Core State Standards and the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) and PARCC (Partnership Assessment for the Readiness for College & Career) tests that have been bought and paid for by 48 states for multi-million dollar contracts.
The SBAC and PARCC tests are FAKE…
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