Delaying Common Core Seen As Harming Accountability Movement

US News & World Report (2/13) reports on recent changes and postponements in states’ implementation of the Common Core Standards and aligned assessments, noting that despite criticisms of tying teacher assessments to student scores on such tests, “some say delaying the assessments could hurt school accountability.” For example, “New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a supporter of Common Core,” this week “blasted the state Board of Regents this week for approving such changes.” Meanwhile, American Enterprise Institute research fellow Michael McShane “says continuing to change Common Core implementation midstream could be detrimental to the accountability movement ‘that has been at work trying to improve schools for two decades now.’”