Briefly examining sample #PARCC items

Briefly examining sample #PARCC items

I can’t remember, but some have been trying their hardest to convince me that Pearson has nothing to do with anything related to the CCSS and PARCC, as if to somehow placate critique. But when I look at the sample items provided by the PARCC’s own website, I see Pearson’s hands all over everything. You see, permissions for texts, copyrights, cost money. Someone’s going to get paid for usage of their passages and materials. So, just stop trying to blow smoke here.


  1. It’s hard not to be when this thing is being marketed right away as the solution to all of our problems.

  2. Oh, how cynical. (Oh, how correct …)


  1. […] I’ve commented on this previously. And one more here. I had forwarded to me an email message about PARCC releasing some kind of planning tools to great ready for the big assessments. […]

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