Thursday, September 09, 2010

Wait, How Many Standards Are There?

PARCC Race to the Top Assessment Application:

Collectively, the ELA/literacy assessment components will assess the 10 core standards in reading and writing and the six core standards in speaking and listening and language in each grade from 3–11. (See Appendix (A)(3)-A for example items.)

Are there 10 standards in reading and writing or 40 in reading and 20 in writing? Because I see forty (ok, 39 technically) and twenty. Or is this like the three-in-one God thing? The Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost?

But really, this is not a small issue. Which standards actually count?

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