7/1/15 – 10:58 A.M.
Update – 11:34 A.M.
Ohio’s new budget kills a controversial Common Core test, and at least one area superintendent isn’t sad to see it go…
Audio: Merri Skilliter
McComb’s Merri Skilliter says there are still a lot of unanswered questions though. For instance, Skilliter says there’s no word on how much it will cost for the state to put another test in place. She’s also uncertain on how this will affect student growth and teacher effectiveness measures.
Van Buren Superintendent Tim Myers echoed those thoughts, but also has some concerns. Namely, what will the Ohio Department of Education do to replace the test, and will the same mistakes be made?
Audio: Tim Myers
Myers says in the short term, he doesn’t believe the decision will change the curriculum at Van Buren.
Both Skilliter and Myers had concerns about how the change will impact school district grades, which were in-part based on PARCC scores.Read More →