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Curbing PARCC test won't improve Md. education

Curbing PARCC test won't improve Md. education

People in Maryland should celebrate that the state is going to abandon the PARCC standardized test. The lengthy exam is aligned to the Common Core academic standards and administered to students in English language arts and mathematics at the end of grades 3-8 and twice in high school. According to Gov. Larry Hogan, “nearly everyone in Maryland — parents, teachers, students and the governor want these tests to end.”

As someone who has studied the Common Core and the politics surrounding its implementation, however, I can tell you that replacing the PARCC will not...