Can Common Core reading tests ever be fair?
The Hechinger Report
AUGUST 1, 2016
She moved to Newark with her family at age 4. Esteves’ teacher gives her books to take home, part of the school’s push to keep students reading outside of school. In last year’s statewide Common Core-related PARCC test, just 24 percent of the students at Esteves’ school met grade-level expectations in reading and writing, a category called English language arts and literacy. But Pinheiro has mixed feelings about how high the bar is set for her students.