Student and parent fear over the new Common Core standards and testing is baffling.
The new test in the spring of each year must be taken by students in third through eighth grades and by high school juniors.
It’s true that many 11th-graders who are bogged down with other testing such as the SAT and ACT might prefer to pass on Common Core. But the Common Core test does not require outside preparation and should not be viewed as a burden on the juniors who must take it.
The individual scor...
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