In Kentucky and New York, the Common Core tests caused test scores to tumble by 30 points or more.
State officials assume–with no evidence–that the scores will go up every year. What if they don’t? What if they go up only by a small increment? What if 50-60% of students don’t pass?
In New York, the “passing” rate on the Common Core tests was 30% statewide. Only 3% of English learners passed, and only 5% of students with disabilities. The pass rate for African American and Hispanic students was 15-18%.
If the state continues to insist upon a wildly unrealistic passing mark, the percentage of students who do not graduate will soar.
If Pearson aligns the GED with the Common Core, a startling number of students will never have high school diplomas of any kind. They won’t even qualify for the military. Will they be doomed to a life of…
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