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Pro-Common Core group calls for test review

Jul 07, 2015 6:46 am
Jessica Bakeman is reporting at Capital New York a report from the pro-Common Core group High Achievement New York released Mon., Jul. 6, recommends improving the implementation of the Common Core and related testing so schools can gain more benefit from the higher standards. The report is consistent with the group’s advertising campaigns, which were designed to combat critics who argue the state should ditch the Common Core. During the unprecedented parent-led boycott of state math and English exams in April, the group ran radio ads encouraging parents to “opt in” to the tests. Among other recommendations, High Achievement New York wants the state to “commission an independent review of the state assessments that would gauge quality, effectiveness and alignment with the standards.” The group is also advocating for the use of so-called adaptive testing, and wants teachers to have access to their students’ test results before the school year ends. Read the full story at Capital New York.
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