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Common Core Test Scores Dismal

In Rochester, only 5 percent of students are proficient in math and English.
As expected, test scores for New York's third through eighth graders dropped like a rock. 

Students took the math and English tests in April. This was the first set of tests based on the national Common Core standards, adopted by 46 states. 

Teachers complained they did not have the proper materials or training to properly implement the new curriculum. Some parents concerned about the culture of standardized testing and the Common Core standards boycotted the tests.

The results are dismal:

- Statewide, only 31 percent of students were deemed proficient in math and English. 

- In the Rochester City School District, only 5 percent of students were proficient in math and English, the lowest of any district in the state.

In a news release, State Education Commissioner John King  said, "These proficiency scores do not reflect a drop in performance, but rather a raising of standards to reflect college and career readiness in the 21st century."

Look up scores for all districts and schools in the state here.

You can read some of the test questions here.



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