Ohio House Education committee starts hearings on Common Core – HB212

imagesAnti-Common Core Friends, If there is anyway you can make it to Columbus on Tuesday 11-17-2015 for the Ohio House Education Committee’s hearing on HB212 (Representative Andy Thompson) please make it a priority.  The hearing is at 9:30am in the statehouse.  Even if there are aspects of the bill you disagree with this is the time to let the legislature know you are paying attention! If you cannot attend, please call your state representative and […]

PARCC can’t explain how they derived test scoring levels

PARCC_LOGOLast week the cut scores for Ohio’s 2014-15 PARCC assessments were announced. While many articles have focused on the different PARCC scoring levels selected in Ohio as compared to other states like Illinois and New York, all have ignored the most fundamental question of all: “What academic expectations are these cut scores based upon?” Parents and teachers automatically presume that there must be some academic correlation between the cut scores released in Ohio and surrounding […]