Standardized testing associated with the new national curriculum, Common Core, has been created by two different organizations. One is from The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the other is from Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. There has been much debate about the validity of standardized testing, and recently there has been issues of corporate profiteering. United Opt Out, an organization that supports "authentic assessment" of students and speaks out against the corporate profits reaped from administering standardized tests and Big Data collection, discusses the background of recent standardized testing and parental rights and choice for opting out their children.

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