Tag Archives: TCAP

Greeley group planning billboards – oppose high stakes testing

The Coalition for Better Education is raising money to pay for two billboards that will encourage people to oppose Colorado TCAP tests.  You can help with this project by sending a contribution to The Coalition for Better Education, Inc., 2424 22nd Avenue, Greeley, Colorado 80631.… read more

School Reform Issues – Colorado – Common Core, PARCC, etc.

This presentation by LibertyWatch provides basic information about School Reform Activity at a national level here in America and in Colorado. For additional information we suggest the following resources: Common Core Standards—Fact and Fiction Published April 14, 2013 Joy Pullmann, Education Research Fellow at The Heartland Institute Truth In America Education Colorado Academic Standards Menu… read more

Testing in Public Schools is out of Control. Not improving our Schools.

The enthusiasm to test is unabated here in Colorado.  K-12 students are subjected to lots of testing, not only by their teachers and the local school district but also by the state. Here is an analysis of test time for students in Thompson School District Problems with high-stakes testing: 1) standardized test scores poor measure… read more

New Standards & Assessments – more cost, less local control – bad news!

New teacher assessment methodology, implementation of Common Core Standards for Math and English Language Arts (ELA)  and changes in state mandated testing for K-12 students, all happening this year.  See this article posted August 18, 2013 at the Loveland Reporter-Herald… “Major reforms gain traction as Colorado kids head back to class”. It is highly questionable… read more