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  •  Standardized testing is a state initiative. (1+ / 0-)
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    Common core is simply standards. You're conflating them.  RttT is Arne Duncan's no child left behind. Did you notice that two different agencies make the most common tests?  Common Core is not both of them , it's something else. The tests are sold to states that want to assess the standards, but they are not the standards, and standards are not tests.

    You didn't quite understand the  Wikipedia article. Sometimes a little knowledge can lead you astray.

    •  I don't really care who makes the tests (0+ / 0-)

      testing IS "expected" based on the Common Core standards.

      Except that it is called "assessment" - an attempt at obfuscation, I suppose, that allows persons of your mindset to claim that there is no connection between Common Core standards and the testing the inevitably follows to evaluate whether those standards are being met or not.

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        It's professional terminology, and also you're wrong.

        •  In that case how many Common Core states (0+ / 0-)

          do * not * have testing linked to the adoption of the standards?

          If it's so completely optional, I'm guessing there'd be at least * some * !!

          •  Testing standards (1+ / 0-)
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            Usually have to do with Race to the Top these days (which followed no child left behind). Your question is exactly as valid as asking how many states using common core have a department of transportation. I'm sure they all do, but it doesn't have anything to do with common core.

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