The Common Core State Standards are more rigorous than existing state standards. Will we see a drop in test scores due to the more rigorous standards?
Parents, students, and teachers should understand that lower scores will not mean students know less than they did the year before. The new standards require a higher level of mastery of information and concepts and this higher bar may impact student scores, at least initially. This often occurs when major systemic change happens. There is a dip in scores for a short period of time until schools are able to incorporate all the changes that are a part of the CCSS. As the new requirements are established, our scores will rise.« Back to FAQs