Education groups call for moratorium on common core testing

06/6/2013 | Washington Post, The

The Learning First Alliance, an organization composed of 15 teachers' and school administrators' unions, and other school-related groups, is calling for a one-year moratorium on the assessments that will accompany the Common Core State Standards. The group issued a letter calling for more professional development and other changes before the administration of high-stakes tests that will have ramifications for student advancement and teacher evaluations.

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