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Common Core Testing Starts This Week
Posted by news on 4/10/2018 5:41:00 AM.

The first round of annual Common Core testing starts this week.

English language arts assessments for public school students in grades 3-8 begins tomorrow while math testing is next month. The number of testing days for each subject has been reduced by the state from three days to two as well as made other changes in response to opposition that's led large numbers of students to opt out of the high-stakes assessments in recent years. Supporters of Common Core are urging parents to have their children take the tests, calling them a tool to track student progress and identify and close achievement gaps, while others oppose the tests because they say they force schools to focus too much on test prep.

Common Core, English Language Arts, Math