Eye on Education

Private Academies Seek Exemption From Common Core Assessments

Private school administrators say their students shouldn’t be required to take many of the Common Core exams that will become standard testing for Ohio students starting next year. The Plain Dealer’s Patrick O’Donnell writes that while the state mid-biennium review exempts students at schools accredited by the Ohio Association of Independent schools (OAIS) from having to take many of the Common Core exams, another measure under consideration – HB 193 – eliminates the exemption.

Ohio’s private schools are lobbying to keep their students from having to take many of the upcoming Common Core exams that other students will face. With Ohio’s future high school graduation requirements still being debated in Columbus, private schools like the Hawken School and University School are pressuring legislators to leave them exempt from testing that is expected for public school students to graduate.

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