Gretchen Logue presented as a panel member discussing the Common Core in Chesterfield, MO on April 25, 2013. Gretchen is the editor of the Missouri Education Watchdog and a founder of the Missouri Coalition Against Common Core. She has been following the Common Core since 2009 and has done extensive research on related issues. She presented information about agreements that have been made allowing student-level data that is collected on students to be shared outside school districts and states.
In her presentation she refers to DESE which stands for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This is to Missouri what the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is to Washington State. Much of what she talks about is not specific to Missouri. The agreement with the assessment consortium she mentions applies to all states, including Washington, that are a part of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.
Here is a video of Gretchen’s presentation. This video is about fourteen and half minutes long and well worth taking the time watch.
Watch for future posts with more information about the relationship between Washington State and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.