core standards http://www.kplu.org en New learning standards could cause nosedive in Wash. test scores http://www.kplu.org/post/new-learning-standards-could-cause-nosedive-wash-test-scores <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle families should expect steep drops in student test scores as public schools adopt new national learning standards, according to </span><a href="http://www.seattleschools.org/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1583136/File/Departmental%20Content/school%20board/12-13%20agendas/062613agenda/20130626_Presentation_CommonCoreTransition.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">a report to be presented Wednesday evening </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to the Seattle School Board.</span></p><p>Starting next year, students in Washington, 44 other states, and the District of Columbia will be held to new, tougher standards known as <a href="http://www.corestandards.org/" target="_blank">Common Core</a>. That could cause some sticker shock once test scores start rolling in a year later.</p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 19:03:43 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9176 at http://www.kplu.org New learning standards could cause nosedive in Wash. test scores Washington students will have to meet national core standards http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-students-will-have-meet-national-core-standards <p>Washington today became the latest state to align its education standards with a national movement. Forty-four states have now committed to what are dubbed&nbsp; &ldquo;common core standards&rdquo; for Language Arts and Math in public schools.</p><p> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 20:32:26 +0000 KPLU 2130 at http://www.kplu.org Washington students will have to meet national core standards