The roll out of the Common Core learning standards has been a disaster. After ignoring suggestions for implementing new standards, the state education department is finally offering the people most qualified to create state standards, the teachers, an opportunity to make their voices heard.
- Review and reform the Common Core State Standards;
- Review New York State's curriculum guidance and resources;
- Develop a process to ensure tests fit curricula and standards;
- Examine the impact of the current moratorium on recording Common Core test scores on student records, and make a recommendation as to whether it should be extended;
- Examine how the State and local districts can reduce both the quantity and duration of student tests, and develop a plan whereby districts include parents in reviewing local tests being administered to analyze those tests' purpose and usefulness; and
- Review the quality of the tests to ensure competence and professionalism from the private company creating and supplying the tests.