As the new school year ramps up across the country, data from the only two states offering Common Core testing is beginning to come in, and the results indicate that Latinos still aren’t scoring highly.
Latinos lag behind Asian and white students in New York, two years into the state’s rollout of the Common Core State Standards, according to test results released this month. Kentucky’s results for the 2013-2014 school year are expected in the fall, but for the last two years there has been a consistent gap between ethnicities.
The Common Core State Standards are a set of learning criteria that states have adopted. The standardized, end-of-year tests for which the results are being released measure mastery of those standards.
Proponents of the reforms say the uniform goals for students across the country would require all schools, even those that perform poorly and have a largely underserved population, to …