Student test scores slip. Reading and math scores on Maryland’s state tests for elementary and middle school students have sink to their lowest levels in seven years. So what’s to blame?
The Maryland General Assembly has approved measures to address concerns with the education program known as Common Core.
Maryland made important steps in the third year of implementing its $250 million Race to the Top education grant, but the state also faced multiple challenges, a U.S. Education Department report said Wednesday.
Standards are not the real problem with the much-criticized educational program known as Common Core; the real issue is how those standards are being applied, one lawmaker argued Wednesday before a House committee.
Legislation that seeks to cancel most standardized testing in Maryland’s public schools this spring would leave teachers unsure about what to plan for, a top state education official said Wednesday.
It’s considered a new way of teaching and learning, but now parents opposed to what’s called Common Core education are speaking out.
Testing for testing sake. That’s what some state school leaders are saying about the Maryland assessment test for students.
The Maryland School Assessments, a set of standardized tests for elementary and middle school students, are under fire by some parents, teachers, lawmakers and school officials who say the tests are outdated and meaningless in the age of Common Core academic standards.
In Kelly Thompson’s household, extracurricular activities are history.
Baltimore County teachers say new curriculum requirements are putting a strain on them and their students.
Delayed curriculums and heavy workloads for Baltimore County teachers are the result of a switch to tougher teaching standards called “the Common Core.” Now the school board has a grievance on its hands backed by every teacher in the district.
Parents continue to express their outrage toward the Common Core curriculum now being used across the state of Maryland. Despite the Department of Education’s claims this type of education elevates a child’s education, parents say it dumbs it down.