House Votes To Stop Giving Test Linked To Common Core
LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) – The Arkansas House voted on Friday (March 6) to prohibit the state from administering a test linked to the Common Core education standards.
The bill passed with a vote of 86-1, and it would end the state’s participation in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers after June 30. The Senate will now take up the bill.
The PARCC exam is based on Common Core education standards, adopted by a majority of states, including Arkansas. The standards were designed to ensure high school graduates are ready for a career or college, but Common Core has been scrutinized by conservatives in recent years.
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