Opting Out of State Tests

At CURE, we are against high-stakes testing attached to Common Core. When starting to unravel all of the information regarding what is happening in public education, it’s important to understand there are many different political sides rallying for common interests but for different reasons. Some groups want the CCSS gone entirely, removing the federal government from the equation. Some want CCSS gone for specific curriculum reasons. Others may be against the standards, but for privatization.  So when we share information from varying groups, like Ohioans Against the Common Core, we want to make sure to state that we don’t necessarily support all of a group’s ideas. Our goal is to help parents make aware enough to make their own decision.

That being said, the Ohio Assessments start next week, including the first round of Third Grade Guarantee testing. At some point, Centerville parents, Ohio parents, local parents, are going to have to take a stand regarding what’s happening on the federal level. Is opting out of the test the most effective way to make a stand?

We at CURE we are very hesitant to do anything that undermines our local school district and teachers. What are the repercussions of opting out ? How will it affect my child, our teachers, and our district? It’s something to start thinking about. What will you decide?

 

http://ohioansagainstcommoncore.com/what-you-can-do-today-to-stop-common-core/

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Community Education Wrap-Up Part 2

As promised, Centerville’s Director of Curriculum has posted his presentation from June 19th online. You can view his PDF presentations on Common Core and the Third Grade Guarantee here.

Flunking 3rd graders- not in OK

Oklahoma Legislature overrides Gov. Fallin’s veto of third-grade reading bill | NewsOK.com
http://m.newsok.com/oklahoma-legislature-overrides-gov.-fallins-veto-of-third-grade-reading-bill/article/4845047

Third Grade Guarantee Results

The Ohio Department of Education has released the results of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee results, It’s estimated that 90% of students passed. See results for your district here.

 

http://article.wn.com/view/2014/06/18/1_in_8_fails_to_pass_thirdgrade_reading_test/

 

Save the Date

Centerville City Schools will host a community forum on June 19, 2014 at 7pm in Cline Elementary’s auditorium. Get information on the upcoming PARCC tests, Common Core Curriculum, the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, and more. Special guest, Ohio State Representative and Chair of the Senate Education Committee, Peggy Lehner. Details to come as the agenda becomes available.