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Driven by Common Core Rigor, States Are Raising Proficiency Bar for Reading and Math, New Report Finds

The 74 Million – Kate Stringer

“A fourth-grader reading at grade level at a Louisiana public school might find himself behind his new classmates if his family moved to New York. That’s because state exams in New York require a higher proficiency standard for fourth-grade reading than Louisiana’s do. A 48-point-higher standard, to be exact. That’s according to a comparison of state proficiency standards released today by the National Center for Education Statistics that looks at 2015 data. But more states than ever, including Louisiana, are raising their standards closer to the proficiency bar set by the National Assessment of Educational Progress — commonly referred to as the Nation’s Report Card.” (more)

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