Sunday, July 13, 2014

Common Core work group meets for first time

Work group to review standards, determine implementation practices

By Tim Tooten
UPDATED 6:27 PM EDT Jul 11, 2014

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. —A state Common Core work group picked to review the controversial educational standards met Thursday for the first time to review the standards and how local school districts would implement them.

The goal was to bring more than two dozen people to the table, lawmakers included, to first try and understand Common Core and figure out ways to make sure students are prepared for the change and the test that goes along with these new standards.

Maryland students have already gotten a feel for Common Core when they took the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test in the spring. Now, a Common Core work group approved by the governor is meeting to try and make sense of the standards.

"It's important that we are all sitting around the table and that we can have a substantive conversation about what is good for our children in the state of Maryland," said Henry Johnson, assistant state superintendent of curriculum, assessment and accountability.

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