Jindal criticizes Common Core tests

Article By: Will Sentell | March 18, 2014 | Originally Posted on site.com

Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday he would not support “one-size-fits-all” testing that goes with the new academic standards called Common Core, which could jeopardize the exams scheduled for next year.

Jindal, who has expressed mixed views about Common Core, made the comment in a prepared statement released amid speculation at the State Capitol that the governor was backing away from a key part of the new academic goals.

The standards, which have been adopted by 45 states, are considered one of the top issues of the 2014 legislative session, including testing plans.

Jindal’s stance is considered a key part of how bills on the issue fare.

Under the plans, students in grades 3-8 are set to take a test next year that measures their knowledge of the new, national academic standards in reading, writing and math.

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