Friday, 28 March 2014 10:50
New York State Begins Trial Common Core ExamsWritten by Staff Report
ALBANY— New York along with 36 other states and Washington D.C. were scheduled to implement testing for new Common Core learning standards for over 4 million U.S. students this week. These trial examination procedures, which will run through June, are meant to give education officials an understanding of the quality of the tests as well as the ability of schools to administer them. The scores from this week’s tests, however, will not count as the actual tests will be administered next year. The highly debated Common Core standards were implemented in order to ensure that students were focused on developing better critical thinking skills in subjects such as math or English.
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