Common Core math exams to begin Wednesday

Students took the ELA tests last week, but the group Long Island Opt Out says 82,000 students in the area opted out of the exams.

Supporters of the opt-out movement on Long Island want parents to hold their kids out of tomorrow's state math tests.

Supporters of the opt-out movement on Long Island want parents to hold their kids out of tomorrow's state math tests. (4/20/15)

WOODBURY - Starting Wednesday, students across the state are expected to begin the math portion of the Common Core exams.

Students took the ELA tests last week, but a Newsday study showed that about 42 percent of students opted out Islandwide. Last year about 10 percent of students opted out.

Even higher number are expected to skip this week's math test. Common Core opponents say if that trend continues, the state will be forced to make changes.

Stay with News12.com for complete coverage of the "Common Core Controversy.” There is also an ongoing Facebook-based chat that includes multiple experts on all sides of the issue. 

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