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Monday, October 19, 2015

Common Core News

New Mexico Gets First Common Core High School Test Results, Majority Passed English, But Not Math.

The Albuquerque (NM) Journal (10/17, Uyttebrouck) reports almost 75% of New Mexico’s high school students who took the Common Core English test passed, but less than 25% passed the Common Core math test. These results are the first since New Mexico adopted the Common Core test in place of its previous state standards.

West Virginia DOE Will Vote On Changing Common Core Next Month.

The AP (10/19) reports the West Virginia BOE will vote next month on possible changes to the Common Core standards adopted by the state.

Lawsuit Challenging Missouri’s Ability To Pay Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Appealed To Three Judge Panel.

The Jefferson City (MO) News Tribune (10/16, Watson) reports Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green in Missouri held that the state making payments to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium violates the US Constitution. Missouri is now arguing that the case is moot because the last budget they passed did not authorize the state to make any more such payments, but the plaintiffs who brought the lawsuit are appealing the decision to a three-judge appeals court panel in the state arguing that the state still has interests in the case.

New York Common Core Task Force Has First Meeting, Reviews History Of Implementation.

The Oneida (NY) Dispatch (10/18) reports New York’s Common Core Task Force met at the CUNY Graduate Center in Albany. The task force was established to review Common Core to help “fix and strengthen the state’s learning standards and ensure that every student has the opportunity to reach their full potential.” The group’s first meeting focused on “the history and timeline of Common Core standards development and implementation in New York state” and “problems that have arisen as a result of that implementation.”

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