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12:00 am
Mon September 1, 2014

New Test, New Stress: Exam Promises Headaches as Schools Adjust to Common Core's Latest Challenge

A computer lab at North Elementary School in Marshall
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 Benjamin Churchill has been spending extra time with his daughter at the computer lately. Quinn, 8, will be taking her first state exam this school year, and unlike the tests her dad took, this one won’t require a No. 2 pencil. 

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6:00 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Grade Deflation On School Report Cards

Illinois schools and school districts get report cards Thursday. Many will appear to have suffered a significant drop in student achievement. But state officials say that’s just because they’ve changed how students are evaluated.

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