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U of R Study Shows Common Core Tests Positively Impacts Teachers

The Common Core tests have gotten a lot of negative backlash since they were given to students across the state this past spring. But a new study shows the tests will positively impact teaching styles for middle school math teachers.
The Common Core tests have gotten a lot of negative backlash since they were given to students across the state this past spring.
But a new study shows the tests will positively impact teaching styles for middle school math teachers.

The Common Core tests have angered parents and teachers, saying that students shouldn't have to take them, and teachers shouldn't be judged on test scores.
But a new study shows the Common Core Curriculum may be better than expected.
University of Rochester researchers polled close to 400 middle school math teachers across 48 states.
90% of them said the new state assessments will influence the way they teach, and researchers say that's a good thing.
If teachers become more hands on in the classroom, students will become more knowledgeable.

But the head of the Rochester Teacher's Union is still on the fence, Adam Urbanski says the state must address problems with the curriculum and the tests, if it wants teachers to be encouraged about doing new things in the classroom.
Less than a third of the state's third through eighth graders passed the exams, in Rochester--only 4% did.
According to the study, this is groundwork for better results moving forward.
State Commissioner John King will be here Friday for an Education Expo.
He will address the Common Core controversy at the Riverside Convention Center.





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