States Keeping Common Core, Backing Away From Tests


Education Week (5/7, Ujifusa) reports that though most Common Core states appear to be “sticking with” the standards, “political pressure is fragmenting the environment for tests aligned with” them and the two consortia producing them. The article relates statistics showing the declining number of states associated with the consortia, noting that some states, such as Tennessee, “appear to be willing to sacrifice the tests to keep the standards themselves.”