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ASKING THE CORE QUESTIONS FREDERICK M. HESS DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION POLICY STUDIES AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE EWA NATIONAL CONFERENCE, 5.19.14.

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1 ASKING THE CORE QUESTIONS FREDERICK M. HESS DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION POLICY STUDIES AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE EWA NATIONAL CONFERENCE,

2 MEDIA COVERAGE COMMON CORE COVERAGE BY MONTH, Source: LexisNexis search by month: term “Common Core” and category “US Publications”

3 WILL SCORES BE COMPARABLE FOR STUDENTS ASSESSED USING DIFFERENT DEVICES?

4 HOW TO POLICE AGAINST, OR ACCOUNT FOR, VERY DIFFERENT TESTING CONDITIONS?

5 HOW WILL WE ACCOUNT FOR THAT? WILL EXPANSIVE TESTING WINDOWS YIELD AN UNEQUAL RACE?

6 WHO WILL SET THE CUT SCORES? WILL THEY BE NATIONALLY UNIFORM OR VARY BY STATE?

7 WHO WILL MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT CHANGING STANDARDS, TESTS, CUT SCORES, ETC., GOING FORWARD? WHO WILL “OWN” THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS?

8 WILL THE FEDS DECIDE WHICH TESTS ARE ACCEPTABLE?

9 THE NAYSAYERS HAVE THEIR OWN QUESTIONS TO ANSWER: REPEAL AND REPLACE HAS FIVE PARTS Strong Set of Alternative Standards New Tests Aligned to Standards Schools Adopting New Curricula Rebooting Accountability Systems Retooling Instructional Materials and Preparation WHAT WILL ALL THIS LOOK LIKE?

10 FREDERICK M. HESS DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION POLICY STUDIES AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE EWA NATIONAL CONFERENCE, ASKING THE CORE QUESTIONS


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