COMMON CORE BENCHMARKING
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High standards and high expectations are essential to a high quality education. While the Common Core was originally designed to set those standards, rigidity and a fixation on linking standards to testing has corrupted a meaningful transition from theory to practice, and from standard to classroom. In too many districts, the development by practitioners of age appropriate materials has not taken place. There has been a failure to provide meaningful professional development. The time and tools to properly move in an educationally sound way to higher standards have not been provided. STCaucus has consistently stated that until the Common Core Standards reflect the voice of an educator and are educationally appropriate, it is imperative that NY State stop using these standards.
College and Career Readiness Benchmark
NYSUT, by a resolution passed at its 2015 RA, stands opposed to the current College and Career Readiness benchmarks and grade 3-8 ELA and Math assessments being used by NYSED because they are developmentally inappropriate as evidenced by:
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