Here’s something from Diane Ravitch’s blog of direct concern to Mark’s Text Terminal.
Anthony Cardinale is a third grade teacher who recently met with education commissioner MaryEllen Elia to discuss the Common Core and state testing in New York. She asked him to evaluate the released passages from the ELA tests. He found them to be developmentally inappropriate and summarized his finding in a report.
You can download the report at this link: cc-ela-passage-eval-2016-final-copy