Commentary: California Schools Not Ready For Common Core Testing


In commentary for EdSource Today (5/20), Doug McRae, a retired educational measurement specialist, writes that California schools are not technologically ready to administer Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium tests, arguing that the earliest feasible date would be spring 2017. McRae writes that before the state can implement computer-based Common Core assessments, “Common Core instruction must be implemented for all students the entire school year before tests are implemented in the spring,” and “technology, including human support, needs to be available for all schools.”