Thursday, January 17, 2013

Indiana and Common Core

Since Tony Bennett left for Florida the number one issues seems to be whether or not Indiana will continue to use Common Core State and Standards and if they will still be in PARCC.  Mike Petrilli delivered compelling reasons for their continued participation:  they need to make progress on student achievement.

See Mike's Indiana Common Core blogpost from when he testified to the Indiana Senate Education committee.

Yes there is debate over whether implementation of the standards will improve student achievement but we can get it done with the right common core teacher training. We also appreciate that Mike points out there is no way for any state to set aside the dollars to invest in the next generation of student assessments that are given online.

Stay in Indiana - your students need this.