Goodbye DCAS and hello Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium!

Yep ! The big DOE Mouse reports DCAS is out and Arne Duncan’s pet Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium are in! Look like testing cycle 2014

So looks like all that DCAS work and $$ was pissed down the drain! And not it’s back to dicking around with the curriculum and all the cut score bullshit adjustments

Did parents, school boards or legislators have say in this ? Nope ! Everybody will have Kool-aid piped up their asses!

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers is a coalition of 26 states including AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MS, ND, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC and TN.

The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium is a coalition of 31 states including AL, CO, CT, DE, GA, HI, IA, ID, KS, KY, ME, MI, MO, MT, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI, and WV. The assessments will be ready for use by the 2014-15 school year.

Gee, I wonder where Arne Tanner Duncan will be working after Obama leaves office?


One response to “Goodbye DCAS and hello Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium!

  1. another boondoggle

    DSTP, NWEA (MAPS), DCAS and now this. Continues to be a money grab. Meanwhile kids in lowest performing schools continue to get used and abused while the moneymakers do what they do best…MAKE MONEY. Oh and teachers in ELA and math are being evaluated by the outgoing test.
    Let me ask this imagine if you are a lower performing middle school kid and they sit you in front of a computer for a 2 hour test reading passage after passage and answering question after question. Is there any chance you would get a bit bored and start marking any old answer? I believe the answer is yes. ‘They’ continue to treat kids as data and teachers as slaves.
    Having a passion for teaching, helping kids, helping kids connect and be better is not what its all about… today its about data, money and adults who have never worked with kids make decisions.
    Momma don’t let your kid grow up to be a teacher!