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Students struggle on test tied to Common Core math course

By staff and wire services reports
February 12th, 2013

Judging from students’ initial experience in a new math course, Georgia’s move to a common core of academic standards shared by 44 other states won’t be painless, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Just under 59 percent did not meet the standard set for an end-of-course test after they took a new algebra course tied to the common core. The test was the first student performance measure since the state moved to common-core curriculum, and the low marks dredged up memories of the fight over “integrated math,” which combined a trio of math concepts in a single course that came to be reviled by many. After a public outcry, districts were given the option of dropping the course…

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