Panel created by Gov. Cuomo recommends changes to state's Common Core curriculum

The proposed changes could be tough on teachers, who are evaluated on how well their students perform on standardized tests.

The proposed changes could be tough on teachers, who are evaluated on how well their students perform on standardized tests. (3/11/14)

SYOSSET - A panel created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing changes to the state's controversial Common Core curriculum, following a backlash by parents and educators.

The changes proposed would eliminate testing for grades pre-K through second. Older children in grades three through eight would also be protected from being penalized by bad scores.

"Until implementation is successful, Common Core test results should not be used as the sole or primary basis for major decisions like grade promotion and student placement, and should not appear on students' permanent records," the report suggests.

Cuomo says he will review the proposals with the state Senate and Assembly.

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