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Thu., June 20, 2013, 12:57 p.m.

Idaho To Test Common Core Exams

The country’s top education official has given Idaho the flexibility to introduce new assessment tests to all of the state’s schools a year before they will be tied to accountability. The move will allow Idaho to continue to move away from the federal No Child Left Behind law and make the transition to the Idaho Core Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium tests, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna said Thursday morning. The plans haven’t been finalized, but Luna said all Idaho schools will participate in “field tests” of the new assessments during the spring of 2014/Clark Corbin, IdahoED News. More here.

Question: Izzit it me -- or did the Coeur d'Alene School Board election results stop the uber-con push to put an end to implementation of Common Core?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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