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How Changing High School Exit Exams Could Prepare More Students For College

Indiana teachers will have to start teaching Common Core standards in 2014, but the results of a recent Michigan State University survey suggest educators nationwide don't see the changes to curriculum as substantial.

End-of-course assessments — the tenth grade exams Indiana high school students must pass in order to graduate — aren’t a great predictor of success in college. But that could change when Indiana adopts Common Core academic standards and replaces end-of-course assessments with the PARCC exam in 2014. According to a recent Center on Education Policy report, many states are […]

Q&A: Why Downplaying The Common Core Could Be A Bad Idea

Kathleen Porter-Magee studies the state academic standards for the Fordham Institute, an education policy think tank that generally supports vouchers, charter schools and the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. (We wrote about that last week.) She, like many education policy wonks, has her reservations about the Common Core. She worries the new standardized tests […]

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