Speech by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, September 2, 2010:
I am convinced that this new generation of state assessments will be an absolute game-changer in public education.
Experts See Hurdles Ahead for Common Core Tests, Education Week, April 12, 2011:
The tests are expected to roll out in 2014, and “the amount of innovation we’ll be able to carry off in that amount of time is not going to be that much,” warned Joseph Willhoft, the executive director of the SMARTER Balanced Consortium. “There’s an expectation that out of the gate this [assessment] is going to be so game-changing, and maybe after four or five years it will be game-changing, but not immediately.”