No Common Core Standards in Waivers, but what about Assessments?

Anne Hyslop:

As Education Week has reported today, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan clarified that states will not have to endorse the Common Core State Standards in order to successfully obtain a waiver from portions of No Child Left Behind. While the full details of Duncan’s all-or-nothing waiver proposal have not been released, most (including Education Sector’s Kevin Carey) speculated that states would have to demonstrate they embraced high academic content standards – i.e. Common Core – in order to be let off the hook for meeting the 100% proficiency by 2014 deadline.

While taping C-SPAN’s Newsmakers program, Duncan assured states who have not yet adopted Common Core that the Department is “happy to work with them” as long as they verify their own standards are rigorous. Duncan also noted that this process would likely involve states having their standards approved by their state’s postsecondary institutions – supposedly to certify that they are “college and career ready” standards.

One thought on “No Common Core Standards in Waivers, but what about Assessments?”

  1. Apparently the most important part of the equation is still being left out. The common core standards are the very basis of what students need in order to excel,yet most
    schools will not be in a position to ensure that they are
    being met. Without training and oversight, there will not
    Be any change at all to children’s performance. Most of the common core is actually in progress in every good school
    system where teachers impart learning using reading, writing, listening, and speaking. I would assume that supervisors would not allow students to be educated without the skills in the common core.
    The monitoring and daily assessing of students work
    should enable the teacher to give more guided one to one
    instruction, usually most children will learn better when
    their needs are addressed.

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