June 12, 2013

Minnesota Limits Common Core Adoption to Reading Only

Original article in Education News by Julia Lawrence. 

The adoption of Common Core Standards is moving ahead in Minnesota, and students’ parents are being warned via letter to expect lower standardized test scores this year as a result. Brenda Cassellius, the state’s Education Commissioner, explained that new, more rigorous tests which are in line with the more challenging English Arts curriculum are behind the change, writes Tim Post for Minnesota Public Radio.

Although Minnesota is in the company of 45 states and the District of Columbia that have pledged to make their education standards compliant with the centrally developed framework, the state has decided to draw the line at adopting the reading portion of Common Core. Minnesota plans to continue to use its own math standards because officials believe that, simply, their own standards are better.

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