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Higher standards don't necessarily mean higher test scores in K-12

from District Administration Magazine

When they were created, the Common Core standards were intended as consistent benchmarks for student learning across the country. But public opinion turned against them, and many states either revised the standards or opted out entirely. This withdrawal led many to fear a "race to the bottom," says Dan Hamlin, a postdoctoral fellow in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Hamlin, with Paul E. Petersen, senior editor of Education Next, examined the data to see what impact states lowering the bar on academic proficiency had on student achievement. more

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