Education officials in two Illinois school districts are taking steps to prepare parents for a potential slip in math scores on state standardized exams now that the bar has been raised in anticipation of the Common Core State Standards. "What we really want is to make sure the community understands that this doesn't mean that our students are learning less," said Kathy Horvath, assistant superintendent for the Northbrook School District 28. "We want to make sure that parents really understand and expect this, so they don't feel too bad about it."

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