Hearing complaints that state tests carry too many consequences, the Hechinger Reportreviewed the stakes attached to Common Core-associated exams in 44 states and the District of Columbia. Its question was, essentially, how will each state use its test scores?
“We found that very few states will be using this spring’s scores for any student-related decisions. And the stakes for teachers are only slightly higher,” the authors concluded.
When you look at the interactive maps, though, one thing stands out: Florida. It’s among the small number of states that use the tests as a high school graduation requirement, a promotion/retention arbiter in certain grades and a portion of teacher evaluations.