New core standards in Kentucky are expected to affect scores

02/14/2010 | Lexington Herald-Leader (Ky.)

Educators in Kentucky say they expect student test scores to dip in the 2011-12 school year as the state adjusts to new K-12 standards for math and language arts, but also assert they will rebound shortly after. This past week, the state became the first in the country to adopt "common core content standards." According to Gov. Steve Beshear, the standards "will require not only knowledge but skills, like thinking creatively, solving problems, thinking analytically. In short, they will help our teachers teach, and our students study more effectively and more competently."

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