The PARCC test and its impact on students, families, educators and futures

As I continue to write my new book on education, I am researching the latest developments with standardized testing and how the Common Core State Standards, the PARCC test and the Smarter Balance test have driven an economic frenzy among educational publishing companies and investors who now believe that education is a prime field for investment. The PARCC consortium, made up of only 11 states and the District of Columbia has just finished meeting in Colorado about “cut scores.” I am focused on looking at the impact of the release of cut scores and the targeted publications and programs that will use those scores as a platform for new industry.