How well does Khan Academy align to Common Core State Standards?
Submitted by David J. Rosen on December 14, 2014 - 9:16am
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Below is a tantalizing introduction by high school math teacher and Stanford University graduate student Dan Meyer to his blog article report on his close examination of what students are asked to do in the 8th grade Khan Academy math curriculum:
"Khan Academy claims alignment with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) but an analysis of their eighth-grade year indicates that alignment is loose. 40% of Khan Academy exercises assessed the acts of calculating and solving whereas the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s assessment of the CCSS emphasized those acts in only 25% of their released items. 74% of Khan Academy’s exercises resulted in the production of either a number or a multiple-choice response, whereas those outputs accounted for only 25% of the SBAC assessment."
For the full blog article, see http://blog.mrmeyer.com/2014/what-students-do-and-dont-do-in-khan-academy/?utm_source=EdsurgeTeachers&utm_campaign=f22891db1c-Instruct+148&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3d103d3ffb-f22891db1c-292312377
David J. Rosen