And so it begins.
They ratchet up the test difficulty by three grades levels.
They fail to give teachers and schools the curriculum needed to prepare students properly.
They barely - but just barely - inform teachers and parents what is going to be on the tests.
They tie teacher evaluations to the scores.
They know the scores are going to fall 30% from last year.
They will blame this decrease on teachers.
The new APPR system allows them to "i rate" tens of thousands of teachers across the state using these Common Core test scores.
The clock begins to run - those tens of thousands of teachers MUST get scores up next year or face dismissal under APPR.
Testing as a weapon of mass destruction.
That's high stakes test accountability education reform in a nutshell.