Both New York and Kentucky have tested their kids statewide on the Common Core standards and have fully implemented the new curriculum in the classroom. Why are these two states deciding they are not satisfied with Common Core?
In New York, the kids tested poorly with only 35% passing the assessment. The Board of Regents announced several changes in how the state will go forward in Common Core implementation.
“Under the changes, the requirement to pass Common Core-based Regents exams at the college and career ready level will be extended. The class of 2022 will be the first to face the new higher graduation requirements.”
In relationship to the data collection, Education Commissioner
“King also announced the State has delayed the launch of the data dashboards related to inBloom to allow SED to work with legislators to address concerns about data security and third party providers used by the State and districts.”
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In Kentucky, the kids tested poorly as well with about 35% passing the assessment.
The state has decided to break its partnership with the PARCC group which developed and administers the test. Kentucky announced two weeks ago, that they will shop for a new assessment provider and will not be testing kids this spring using the PARCC assessments.
In Maine, two groups have joined forces to try and put the question of Common Core before the voters. No Common Core Maine and the Maine Equal Rights Center have to collect about 57,000 signatures in order to allow for a statewide vote in November 2014.
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