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New York students improve in math, hold in English

Once again, less than a third of students, 31 percent, scored well enough in English to be considered proficient and on track to graduate college-ready… 12 more words

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The mixed blessing of testing-optional schools

Standardised tests have become a rite of passage for high school students – in the US just as much as in Hong Kong. Decades of American university can remember the anxiety of studying for the tests that, more than anything else, can shape your academic future. 408 more words


New York Common Core Test Quizzes Kids On Global Warming

Common Core standards cover only math and English, and do not concern science standards. Nevertheless, critics of the standards have frequently asserted that the standards will be used to push liberal political causes, and questions like that on the New York exam are unlikely to appease them. 14 more words

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Nike and other brand names turn up on Common Core tests  

These product placements are complete unnecessary and very distracting,” said Leonie Haimson, founder of the advocacy group Class Size Matters. “There’s no need for it.” 15 more words

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The Six Weirdest Questions on New York's Common Core Test

The New York State Education Department just published half of the questions, along with correct and incorrect answers, from this year’s standardized tests for students in third through eighth grade. 44 more words

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