Originally there were 31 states in the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA)consortium. Today there are 22. 9 or 29% have dropped out… But it is worse for PARCC… Their drop out rate is… 38.4% They lost 10 states out of the 26 signed on…..
Why is Delaware so adamant in sticking with their commitment when others are jumping into lifeboats and being lowered off the main deck? Is it because we want to be the last to play in the ship’s band?
What happens to our costs, when the cost of producing these tests originally spread over 31 states, now has to be shared by only 22? Can we afford to pay that much more when we have a cheaper test, the DCAS, working well for us at the moment? Why should we pay twice as much, or two thirds more per student, simply because we are the only ones still…
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