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Afternoon Announcements: Common Core Assessments: You Get What You Pay For

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August 12, 2013 04:07 pm

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College Board president David Coleman has said that the new SAT, to be unveiled in 2015, will focus on knowledge learned in the classroom. As an architect of the Common Core State Standards, Coleman wants knowledge necessary to succeed on the SAT to align with coursework. View from the Bronx

The states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards are divided on how to test students. The price of CCSS-aligned assessments is more than other standardized tests, but the author argues that you get what you pay for. Top Performers

North Carolina set a new record for graduation rates: 82.5 percent of the state’s public high school students graduated this year in four years. That number is up from 80.4 percent in 2012. News Observer

New York City mayoral candidates are looking to a model of “community learning centers” displayed in Cincinnati on which to rest their educational campaigns. The community learning centers are designed to boost the mental, emotional, and academic well-being of all students. New York Times

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