Common Core Testing: What Reporters Need to Know
Standardized testing has loomed larger on the education beat this school year than ever before, as most states rolled out new assessments pegged to the Common Core. How did the assessments really go? What’s the state of the testing backlash? And what’s on the horizon?
To help separate rhetoric from reality and get practical tips to inform your coverage, join a pair of journalists — one national and one regional — who live and breathe this stuff. Andrew Ujifusa of Education Week and Jeffrey Solochek of the Tampa Bay Times discussed the twists and turns of this year’s testing.