Monday, April 8, 2013

New York Students "Bracing" For Common Core Assessments

The New York Post (4/6, Edelman) reports, "New York students in grades 3 to 8 are bracing for new math and English tests starting April 16 that will be tougher than any in history." The piece notes that education officials are warning that students may not perform well on the assessments, and notes that the new assessments "will be the first to test students on how well they meet the 'Common Core Standards,' a list of math and literacy skills students should master from kindergarten to 12th grade so that they graduate high school prepared for college or a good career."

The New York Post (4/5, Edelman) also publishes a special article on the new assessments, explaining some of the tenets of the Common Core. The piece includes "a summary of the standards at all grade levels, plus sample problems and tasks to help you guide your kids."

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