Consortium Sets High Bars for Its Common-Core Tests
More than half of students won't reach proficiency, Smarter Balanced predicts
Nail in the coffin.
I think I've mentioned Ed went through this in CA, back when the state was writing bigger, better tests.m(From the old kitchen table math: Regents Math A 2005)
They made the tests hard, and the whole project blew up.
You can't fail half the kids in the country -- more than half! -- and expect parents to sit still for it.