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March 16th — 1:30pm
200 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Why a comprehensive bill?
The phrase Common Core encompasses more than standards.
Every state adopting Common Core must adopt these Four Assurances from the US Department of Education's mandate. - See More
- Standards (developmentally inappropriate and not made by Colorado teachers, instead were written by 5 people )
- Assessment (unfunded, not validated PARCC )
- Data collection (SLDS) 2009: Colorado received $17.4 Million to build SLDS
- Teacher effectiveness (SB10-191)
What does this bill do? ...everything parents want.
- Reduce SB191 teacher evaluation tied to test scores to 15%, rather than current 50%. (stops teaching to the test and returns classrooms to learning)
- Revise Colorado academic standards in Math, English, Science, Social Studies- with Colorado teacher input--not based on common core.
- Repeals PARCC test. Allows Colorado to make its own state assessment, with Colorado teacher input--not based on common core.
- Reduce testing to Federal Minimums:
- ACT in 11th grade no longer required. Students may choose which, if any, college entrance exam they take.
- Regain local control of testing- if / when Federal ESEA law changes (currently states have to give every student the same test) then districts will have option of using their own equal or better approved test in place of the state assessment.
- Right to opt out of state testing with ZERO retribution to student, teacher, or school.
- Right to choose: Parents / students may choose to take state tests with paper and pencil OR online.