Hundreds of New Mexico Students Protest New Standardized Tests
New Mexico students took to social media to organize protests across the state, on Monday. The students were scheduled to take the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC test, but some of them just walked out.
PARCC is based on the core belief that assessment should work as a tool for enhancing teaching and learning. Because the assessments are aligned with the new, more rigorous Common Core State Standards (CCSS), they ensure that every child is on a path to college and career readiness by measuring what students should know at each grade level. They will also provide parents and teachers with timely information to identify students who may be falling behind and need extra help.