Eye on Education

New Tests Aligned To Common Core Involve More Complex Reading Passages

This spring, school districts in several states are test driving the new tests aligned to the Common Core learning standards. Students won’t be held accountable for their scores on these tests until next year, once states fully adopt the new exams. As NPR reports, students will likely find the reading passages on these new tests will require more critical thinking than they’re used to on their states’ old exams.

What are the two most feared – most reviled – words in the English language? “Tax day” maybe? Or “Traffic jam.” “Pink slip” still connotes an awful brand of helplessness even though, I assume, most Americans who get pink slipped these days never see a pink slip.

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