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New standards, new measures: what it means

Editor’s note:  The Kansas State Department of Education earlier this month released it’s 2013 School Report Card.  At first glance, it appears Kansas kids are scoring poorly compared to even a year or two ago.  But with  schools all over the country rolling out of the new Common Core and College and Career Readiness standards, the rules of the game have changed.  The tests haven’t however, and that skews the data scores are supposed to provide.  
With all the acronyms and abbreviations floating around in this bowl of alphabet soup, it’s easy to get mixed up ...


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