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'Can I opt out of Common Core?' some parents ask educators

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1 comment:

  • libertydockaren posted at 6:35 am on Fri, Aug 30, 2013.

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    Federal documents clearly lay out plans to teach, test, and collect data regarding psychological attributes and link it to other individual student data. Here are some examples:

    • “[A]s new assessment systems are developed to reflect the new standards [Common Core] in English language arts, mathematics, and science, significant attention will need to be given to the design of tasks and situations that call on students to apply a range of 21st century competencies that are relevant to each discipline. A sustained program of research and development will be required to create assessments that are capable of measuring cognitive, intrapersonal, and interpersonal skills.”
    • “There are important opportunities to leverage new and emerging advances in technology (e.g., educational data mining, affective computing, online resources, tools for teachers) to develop unprecedented approaches for a wide range of students.” [Both of the above quotes are from Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century – U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology, Draft, February 2013, http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/technology/files/2013/02/OET-Draft-Grit-Report-2-17-13.pdf]

    In addition, the memorandum of understanding between PARCC and the federal government, PARCC which is testing the Common Core standards must promise to give the federal government individual student data related to the tests.

    Much more discussion is available in the report prepared by myself and Randy Osborne for the Florida Stop Common Core Coalition at http://www.flstopcccoalition.org/files/EAE4EA1E-7BEA-4B4D-8542-C6E46F841BB2--D8FA73FF-C0D2-49E3-B697-8AFB974E3C51/florida-s-common-core-standards-policy-analysis-4.pdf