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Monday, January 20, 2014

Common Core Standards Could Cost Md. Big Bucks

WASHINGTON-- Maryland is switching to new online standardized tests, but the change comes with a hefty price tag.

According The Baltimore Sun, Maryland's public schools would have to make $100 million dollars in upgrades to administer the new exams, which are aligned with the new Common Core standards.

The paper quotes from a new Maryland Department of Education report to the General Assembly.

The tests are required by the state by the spring of 2015 and some schools are already claiming they would have to purchase thousands of new computers - and make space for them -- to make it happen.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If certain groups of students do as poorly with Common Core as they've done with every other curriculum, it won't matter how much money has been spent on it. It will be gone. Maybe after a few more trillions have been spent, someone might conclude it could be the ability and self-control levels of some students and their lack of interest in ever getting jobs.