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ERIC Number: EJ1000112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov-7
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Ky. Road-Tests Common Core
Ujifusa, Andrew
Education Week, v32 n11 p1, 20 Nov 2012
Results from new state tests in Kentucky--the first in the nation explicitly tied to the Common Core State Standards--show that the share of students scoring "proficient" or better in reading and math dropped by roughly a third or more in both elementary and middle school the first year the tests were given. Kentucky in 2010 was the first state to adopt the common core in English/language arts and mathematics, and the assessment results released last week for the 2011-12 school year are being closely watched by school officials and policymakers nationwide for what they may reveal about how the common standards may affect student achievement in coming years. The drop in Kentucky's scores conform to what state education officials had expected: that students in grades 3-8 taking the new, more rigorous Kentucky Performance Rating of Education Progress, or K-PREP, would not be able to reach their achievement levels of prior years. Overall, students in grades 3-8 demonstrated somewhat higher proficiency levels in reading than in math.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky