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Superintendent seeks quicker review of Common Core standards

4 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Monday, February 23 2015 Feb 23, 2015 February 23, 2015 2:57 PM February 23, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's education superintendent is proposing to speed a review of the state's use of Common Core and to delay consequences for the switch to the multistate education standards.

The changes, announced Monday by Superintendent John White, seek to blunt efforts by Common Core opponents like Gov. Bobby Jindal to yank the standards from Louisiana's public school classrooms.

State regulations require a review of the English and math standards in 2016. White wants to move that review to this fall.

He's also proposing that school districts get two years of results from standardized testing tied to Common Core, in 2015 and 2016, before the scores affect school letter grades and teacher evaluation scores in Louisiana's accountability system.

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will consider the recommendations next week.

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