Dr Sandra Stotsky Coming to Sioux Falls – October 5th


Dr. Stotsky retired from the University of Arkansas in December 2012.  She is now Professor of Education Emerita.


  • She was Senior Associate Commissioner in the Massachusetts Department of Education from 1999 to 2003, where she was in charge of revising all K-12 academic standards, teacher and administrator licensing regulations and licensure tests, and professional development.
  • As a result of what she did, Bay State students became first on NAEP tests in 2005, in grades 4 and 8, in both reading and mathematics, and have stayed there ever since (the latest tests were in 2011).
  • Bay State students also tied for first place in science in grade 8 on the TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) and were among the highest achieving countries in mathematics.
  • She was also on Common Core’s Validation Committee in 2009-2010 and was among the 5 members of the committee who refused to sign off on the standards in May 2010.  


Come hear Dr. Stotsky explain the Common Core Standards and her professional academic concerns that resulted in her refusal to sign off on the standards.


Core Concerns Conference
Saturday October 5, 2012
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ramkota
3200 W. Maple St. Sioux Falls, SD  
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