Educators Question Linking Standards and High-Stakes Testing

Here’s an interesting article from the CEA news blog. Note the quotes that open and close the article from our superintendent. View the article in full below…

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The League of Women Voters of Connecticut hosted a panel to discuss the Common Core Saturday. From left are The League of Women Voters of Connecticut hosted a panel to discuss the Common Core Saturday. From left are Stephen Armstrong, a curriculum specialist at the State Department of Education; Ray Rossomando, CEA research and policy development specialist; Anne Magee Dichele, a professor of education at Quinnipiac University; Thomas Scarice, superintendent of Madison Public Schools; and Nathan Quesnel, superintendent of East Hartford Public schools.

The Common Core standards were the subject of a recent panel organized by the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, but the discussion quickly turned to high-stakes testing. “We’ve wed ourselves to a high-stakes testing model for well over a decade, and it’s shown to corrode education rather than improve it,” said Madison Superintendent of Schools Thomas Scarice.

Scarice was joined on the panel by Ray Rossomando, CEA research and policy development specialist; Stephen Armstrong, a curriculum specialist at the State Department of Education; Anne Magee…

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