Parents of California, this week, you might be in for a nasty surprise.
New test results are coming out — likely on Wednesday, as the California Department of Education has said. These will be the first state standardized test results released after two years.
California’s test is a tailored version of Smarter Balanced, a consortium that developed a Common Core test several states. The other Common Core states are either using their own tests or using tests associated with another consortium, known as PARCC.
Statisticians caution that the new exams are so...