NH DOE : STUNNING ADMISSION on the Smarter Balanced Assessment

NH DoE Deputy Commissioner Paul Leather states that “The state system is required by federal law [to administer Smarter Balanced Assessments] but [these assessments] may NOT help us improve teaching and learning.  (Excerpt from http://www.governor.nh.gov/media/news/2015/pr-2015-03-05-pace.htm)

The Deputy Commissioner just acknowledged that the statewide assessment “MAY NOT HELP  IMPROVE TEACHING AND LEARNING.”

So why waste the time on Smarter Balanced testing?

ANSWER: For the federal dollars!!!
Paul Leather