Eye on Education

Common Core Test Questions May Overwhelm Students, Report Suggests

This spring, students around the country are test driving the new assessments aligned to the Common Core learning standards. The test questions require greater problem solving skills and more critical thinking than the fill in the bubble, multiple choice style questions students have been accustomed to on current state tests. And as the Plain Dealer reports, a study from the organization representing the country’s largest urban schools suggests many students may not be prepared to ace the new exams.

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The new Common Core tests coming to Ohio next year will force students to answer questions in ways they have never faced before on state tests. And the results won’t be pretty, a recent study by the Council of Great City Schools suggests, unless students start learning a few skills the tests will demand.

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