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New Jersey Parents Opting Out: Gates-funded Ed Trust Wants You to Stay In

26 Feb

For third grade, New Jersey schools must schedule 4.75 hours for the English language arts (ELA) PBA and EOY PARCC and 5 hours for the math PBA and EOY PARCC. Just shy of 10 hours of schedules testing time for a third grader. For fourth and fifth graders it is a full 10 hours. For sixth through eighth graders, almost 11 hours.
Ed Trust has the distinction of being the single most Gates-supported corporate-reform organization that I have come across for the millions Gates funnels to Ed Trust for no better reason than to keep Ed Trust’s doors open.
Between September 2004 and March 2014, the Gates Foundation has paid Education Trust $30.7 million for “general operating support.”
In its February 2014 earnings call, Pearson executives made it clear that they are planning to profit from the Common Core in the United States.
Blowing billions of education dollars annually on standardized testing is crazy.

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PARCC testing in New Jersey is scheduled to begin March 2, 2015. The NJ PARCC testing “window” will not end in March, but will continue into April, May, and June, depending upon the grade level and whether the test is part of the PBA (performance-based assessment), which is given 75% of the way through a school year, or EOY (end of year), which comes 90% of the way into a school year.

For third grade, New Jersey schools must schedule 4.75 hours for the English language arts (ELA) PBA and EOY PARCC and 5 hours for the math PBA and EOY PARCC.

Just shy of 10 hours of schedules testing time for a third grader.

For fourth and fifth graders it is a full 10 hours.

For sixth through eighth graders, almost 11 hours.

Note that the PBA and EOY PARCC tests are summative assessments. The US Department of…

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