Less Than Half of California Students Pass Smarter Balanced

california-state-flagLess than half of California’s students passed the Smarter Balanced Assessments last school year, but hey don’t compare it to previous years scores. ┬áAssociated Press reports:

Less than half of all California students passed new math and English tests aligned with the Common Core standards and considered indicators of college and career readiness, according to results released Wednesday.

Forty-four percent of students in third through eighth and 11th grades met or exceeded the new language-arts assessment, while 34 percent passed the math test. Though state education officials cautioned against drawing comparisons with previous standardized tests, the results reflect long-standing achievement gaps between low-income and affluent students.

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This means of course to Common Core advocates that the students simply not proficient. ┬áIt doesn’t say anything about the new assessment or standards. ┬áNothing to see here, move along…