With recent Common Core news emerging from many different states, here’s a quick overview of what’s happening to keep you in the loop.
In New Jersey, scores on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment were released yesterday. In a press release about the results, Education Commissioner David C. Hespe noted how the data can be used to improve and guide classroom instruction toward critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that students need. Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, executive director of the New Jersey School Boards Association pointed to the PARCC assessment as a way to support educators. “For local boards of education, the 2015 PARCC data can serve as an important starting point for an ongoing discussion about improving instruction,” said “We urge our members to work with their administrative teams and teaching staffs to use this information to identify the strengths and weaknesses of curriculum and to ensure that professional development is aligned with the learning needs of their students.”
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