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The head of Chicago’s public schools says that she wants to slam the brakes on Common Core-aligned standardized tests immediately, even though state officials have already tried to tell her that’s simply not possible.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said Wednesday at a city school board meeting that standardized tests created by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) are being forced into the classroom too quickly, without anybody knowing if they would improve instruction. She said said that she at least wanted the city to keep the test as a “pilot program” for an additional year in order to improve and better understand it before its full adoption.