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  •  Well, the PARC and Smarter Balanced tests (5+ / 0-)

    for Common Core Math and ELA look VERY different from current tests AND are being developed by experts in the field.  Yes, some (but not all) of these experts do come from commercial companies, but that doesn't mean that they are not experts.

    The author of the piece that you cite picks ONE question of many as if it is the only question related to that standards.  It also ignores the performance assessments that are part of the tests.

    The author of that piece does not source the question -- which test is it from?  Additionally, the author conveniently leaves out a big piece of reality -- The current tests are not well aligned to Common Core.  These tests (again, look at the PARC and Smarter Balanced consortia) are still in development and will be used in the 2014-15 time frame.  Using test items from 2011 or 2012 state tests is forcing a narrative by not telling the entire story.

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