Putting Education Reform To The Test

Why Florida Should Come Up With A ‘Plan B’ For Testing New Education Standards

Mike Thomas, writing at the EdFly Blog run by Jeb Bush’s Foundation For Excellence in Education, says it’s OK to start coming up with alternatives in case the next generation of standardized tests aren’t ready for the start of the 2014 school year.

This is where the goal of rigor will clash with reality in classrooms.

Bennett apparently isn’t convinced it all will be worked out by 2014-15, which is Plan A.

Hence his call for Plan B, just in case.

And I guess the lesson to be learned by other states is this: Get your own Plan B in order.

That we have Common Core assessments up and running smoothly by, say, 2018 is more important than having them sputtering and crashing in 2015 because of a mad dash to the finish line.

Read more at: excelined.org

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