tests http://wamc.org en Group Encouraging Parents To Refuse Common Core Testing http://wamc.org/post/group-encouraging-parents-refuse-common-core-testing <p></p><p></p><p>Members of the North Country Alliance for Public Education want parents to refuse to allow their children to take the upcoming Common Core tests in New York State. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 86732 at http://wamc.org Group Encouraging Parents To Refuse Common Core Testing Much At Stake as NY Tests Students in its Schools http://wamc.org/post/much-stake-ny-tests-students-its-schools <p>It&#39;s a big week for New York State&#39;s elementary school students and their teachers, as we hear in this report from WAMC&#39;s Dave Lucas&hellip;</p><p>For three days beginning today, students in grades 3 to 8 will hunker down with No. 2 pencils to take the state standardized tests in English Language Arts.</p><p>Next week, they&#39;ll tackle standardized math assessments.</p><p>Under a new state law, student performance on the tests will now account for as much as 40 percent of annual reviews for certain teachers.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 11:53:16 +0000 Dave Lucas 36966 at http://wamc.org Much At Stake as NY Tests Students in its Schools