States Are Now Pulling Back from the Common Core Test Consortiums

Published June 25, 2015

While news report focus on states, politicians, teachers, and parents who are angry with Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the debate over CCSS-aligned testing is heating up rapidly.

Maine is now the latest state to withdraw from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) signed his state’s budget into law, which effectively withdrew Missouri from SBAC. Missouri is now writing their own tests.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) attempted to end Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers testing but was over ruled by the State School Board.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) budget called for ending SBAC. The state has now requested bids for new tests.