Yes, it’s time to “update” NAEP which will, purely coincidentally, hide the deficiencies of Common Core. Who could’ve seen this coming?

The problem is, if you change NAEP, you won’t be able to compare new NAEP scores with old NAEP scores. It would be like comparing apples and oranges, and so we’d never know if our nation’s great Common Core experiment is working, and producing academic gains.

Ann Marie Banfield currently volunteers as the Education Liaison for Cornerstone Action in New Hampshire. She has been researching education reform for over a decade and actively supports parental rights, literacy and academic excellence in k-12 schools. You can reach her at: