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Kansas Ed Board to Consider New Standardized Tests

Associated Press - November 11, 2013 11:10 am

An educational think tank says Kansas is replacing some of the nation's strongest science standards for public schools with weaker, multistate guidelines.

A Kansas House committee is preparing to consider legislation that would bar use of the Common Core standards for reading and math in public schools.

The Kansas State Board of Education is expected to be asked next week to switch to standardized math and English tests called Smarter Balanced, which would end a 30-year reliance on the University of Kansas to create annual state exams.

The director of the university’s testing research center told the Topeka Capital-Journal the change probably wouldn’t mean any job losses at KU because the school would retain its contract with the state for other services.

Director Neal Kingston says sticking with his center would give the state more control over the testing program, while going with Smarter Balanced provides comparability across states and gives Kansas access to more shared resources.

The education board likely will reach a decision next month.

Bob Bowser

November 11, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Dumber Balance is part of Common Core which is part of 1930′s German history playing out in 21st Century America.
Some suggested books to read are pornographic and degrading to society and math is dumbed down terribly in comparison to Kansas’ current standards.
Libtards pushing for stateist education who don’t like being called Nazis should try not acting like them.
This will break our school districts financially without large increases in property taxes.
Wake UP AMERIKU.

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