“‘It’s confusing because we have accountability tied to current state assessments, yet we are moving toward new standards, but the assessments won’t be ready until 2014, & [teachers] have to teach to them now,’ Mercado said. ‘How do they impact evaluations between now and then? How do they impact school accountability between now and then? It’s left people with their heads on a swivel, like, “Where do we look?”‘” An experienced teacher points out what a disaster this is: Which tests do we teach to? will become What are all these additional tests we have to teach to?
Caught Between Common Standards and Assessments – Curriculum Matters – Education Week
“Implementation seems to have made its way down to the district level, but often not to the school level and clearly not to the classroom level,” Griffith said. “There is a huge need for information, and also resources, about what this is going to look like. And overhanging everything is what the as…