First of series of hearings on controversial Common Core testing held at Suffolk Community College

Parents and educators testified in front of state lawmakers today at a hearing in Brentwood about Common Core testing. The state Education Department defended the

Parents and educators testified in front of state lawmakers today at a hearing in Brentwood about Common Core testing.

Parents and educators testified in front of state lawmakers today at a hearing in Brentwood about Common Core testing. (9/17/13)

BRENTWOOD - Parents and educators testified in front of state lawmakers today at a hearing in Brentwood about Common Core testing.

The state Education Department defended the Common Core standards, which are now being phased in by New York and 44 other states.

After the state Education Department released the results of the standardized math and English tests, the number of students considered "proficient" plunged to 31 percent.

There are still three more hearings set for next month across the state. The last one will be in New York City.
 

More on this topic

State Education Hearings

10/1 Syracuse City Hall
10/16 Buffalo City Hall
10/29 Senate Hearing Room, 19th Floor Manhattan

To submit your comments, contact Sen. John Flanagan at flanagan@nysenate.gov

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday 1 NY AG, Education Dept. reaffirm support for transgender students
The state lists it as an inactive hazardous 2 DEC declares Hicksville property a Class 2 Superfund site
The department told News 12 that it is 3 Nassau PD not assisting gov't with undocumented immigrant arrests
Suffolk PD detectives say one person was killed 4 Police: 1 person killed in Moriches accident
Experts say the mild weather means trees are 5 Warmer weather triggers earlier allergy season

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Results of math, English standardized exams released

The state Education Department has released the results of the controversial standardized math and English

The ELA exam is this week, and the Controversial state tests begin

Students across Long Island started taking new state assessment tests today, but some parents are

State tests to get tougher this spring

State standardized tests for students in grades 3 through 8 will become a lot harder

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE