Many opinions on Common Core Standards.
New York State just released a draft of its revision of the Common Core standards.
There are different interpretations of how much has changed. Some say more than half of the standards were tweaked. Defenders of the standards insist they were barely changed at all.
We will have to wait until teachers have seen the revisions and offered their comments.
In New York, the Common Core standards have also became part of a larger discussion about other policy reforms, such as the use of state standardized test scores in teacher evaluations. Replacing the standards is the first step in redefining what it means to get an education in New York state, which will include revising assessments, teacher evaluations and how the state rates schools.
The standards will now go out for public comment, which will be open until Nov. 4. The Board of Regents are expected to consider the standards…
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