Common Core http://kplu.org en Washington Students Begin Field Tests For New, Common Core-Aligned Statewide Exams http://kplu.org/post/washington-students-begin-field-tests-new-common-core-aligned-statewide-exams <p>Students in more than 600 Washington state schools are beginning to take a new, potentially-tougher standardized test this week that will soon completely replace the state's current standardized tests.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:13:14 +0000 Kyle Stokes 15344 at http://kplu.org Washington Students Begin Field Tests For New, Common Core-Aligned Statewide Exams Wash. Students Outscore Hungary, Australia in Math, Science http://kplu.org/post/wash-students-outscore-hungary-australia-math-science <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington state students rank in the top 10 for&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">math and science when compared with their counterparts in other countries, according to a&nbsp;</span><a href="http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/studies/naep_timss/profiles.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">new batch of test scores</a>.</p><p>Washington's&nbsp;eighth&nbsp;graders tested better than the&nbsp;national average in both subjects. And scores here are higher than those in Ontario, Canada; Hungary, and Australia.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 06:02:57 +0000 Florangela Davila 10647 at http://kplu.org New learning standards could cause nosedive in Wash. test scores http://kplu.org/post/new-learning-standards-could-cause-nosedive-wash-test-scores <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle families should expect steep drops in student test scores as public schools adopt new national learning standards, according to </span><a href="http://www.seattleschools.org/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1583136/File/Departmental%20Content/school%20board/12-13%20agendas/062613agenda/20130626_Presentation_CommonCoreTransition.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">a report to be presented Wednesday evening </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to the Seattle School Board.</span></p><p>Starting next year, students in Washington, 44 other states, and the District of Columbia will be held to new, tougher standards known as <a href="http://www.corestandards.org/" target="_blank">Common Core</a>. That could cause some sticker shock once test scores start rolling in a year later.</p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 19:03:43 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9176 at http://kplu.org New learning standards could cause nosedive in Wash. test scores