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Correcting the Record: Common Core State Standards Aren’t Tests

A local ABC News story, “Parents Take the Common Core,” conflates Common Core State Standards with annual student assessments, a mischaracterization frequently made in the media. In fact, parents can’t “take the Common Core,” as the headline suggests, because the standards are learning goals—guidelines for the skills students should master at each grade level that...

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The ‘Common Core Testing Regime’ and Other Head-Scratching Common Core Rumors

The Washington Post this week highlighted a report by the National Center for Education Policy which claims schools have become “soft targets” for companies to gather data about and market to children because “the Common Core testing regime requires students to take computerized tests.” The report argues: “In addition to threatening their physical well-being, marketing...

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