Ohio dumps the PARCC Common Core tests after woeful first year

Jul 1, 2015 by

Ohio pulled out of the PARCC Common Core testing consortium officially tonight as Gov. John Kasich signed the state’s budget bill that bans any more spending on tests from PARCC.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio became the latest state to pull out of the PARCC Common Core testing consortium tonight after months of angry complaints about the new online tests having too many technology glitches and of eating up far too much learning time for students.

In signing the state’s two-year budget bill tonight, Gov. John Kasich agreed with leaders of the Ohio House and Senate that PARCC’s math and English exams cannot continue in Ohio.

The compromise bill the two houses agreed upon late last week specifically bans the state from spending any money on tests from the 12-state consortium – now down to 11 after tonight – and calls for the Ohio Department of Education to immediately find a new provider of tests.

Source: Ohio dumps the PARCC Common Core tests after woeful first year | cleveland.com

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