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The Smarter Balanced (SBAC) Practice Test Just Launched 3/29/13; Parents try it free!!

It is time everybody! The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has launched their smarter Balanced (SBAC) Practice Test!! Originally scheduled to launch Wednesday, May 29, 2013, it is already up and ready for anyone to try out. Why am I so … Continue reading

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Senator Maria Cantwell’s response to email about Common Core stating “Separate standards for ELL and students with disabilities”

A fellow group member in the fight to Stop Common Core State Standards in WA contacted Senator Maria Cantwell via email and received quite an interesting response. Here it is: Dear Mr. _, Thank you for contacting me regarding the … Continue reading

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Special Ed PTSA meeting in Seattle 5/15 to announce changes to accommodations next year under common core

Seattle: The Special Ed PTSA, public meeting will be May 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm at John Stafford building in Seattle. They will introduce the new head of SpEd in Seattle as well as inform the public of the changes … Continue reading

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Is your school taking the Smarter Balanced Pilot Test? What is it and how to opt out

Ah, it is Spring in Washington State, the days are brighter, the weather is changing (sometimes multiple times a day), and our kids are once again gearing up for the last standardized test of this school year, the MSP/HSPE/EOC (last 2 are … Continue reading

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