For a broader picture, here is a interactive map which compares all Common Core states. Running through the guantlet it becomes apparant rather quickly that one can only compare states taking the same test.
Not even the PAARC and Smarter Balanced are on the same page. and a majority of states opted and got waivers to use their own test… So stacking those up against tests of another state simply can’t be done.
So below are the scores of our fellow consortium partners… The Smarter Balanced Assessment squad…. Click on each state to enlarge……..
One sees how closely aligned they are from state to state. Portend that factors and shades of differences are due to outside influences and not to brand new educational disruptions that have been inconsistent from state to state…
Although the Smarter Balanced results are consistent, it was very curious looking at the state tests prior, and comparing their scores prior with each other. Obviously some state tests were much easier than others.