Wednesday, June 02, 2010

So Much for "International Benchmarking"

Common Core:

The standards... Are informed by other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society...

Note the shift in language from "benchmarked to" to "informed by." The ELA standards are not and will never be "internationally benchmarked." Technically, this makes them invalid for use in a RttT application, but of course, nobody cares.

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