Monday, 17 December 2012

Common Core Tests Likely to Cause Passing Rates to Plummet « Diane Ravitch's blog

Common Core Tests Likely to Cause Passing Rates to Plummet « Diane Ravitch's blog:

 "New York officials are warning parents and the public to be prepared for a big drop in the proportion of students who are proficient on new tests aligned with the Common Core.

The English language arts tests contain vocabulary that most children are not likely to know and the math tests contain concepts that may not have been taught.

Members of the Board of Regents express concern that neither students nor teachers are prepared for the tests or the standards. Some worry that the tests will have a devastating effect in schools that enroll poor and minority students."


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