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Teachers Learn About Common Core Assessments

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Classes weren't in session today, but public school teachers still had to go to school. Teachers from across the state attended the Common Core Assessments Conference. The two-day conference taught teachers how they and their students are going to have to meet higher standards.

The Department of Public Instruction has been working to improve education standards across the board. From creating new principal teacher assessments, to suggesting improved pre-kindergarten standards.

"Too many of our students in North Dakota aren't as ready as they should be for college or career. So these new standards are more rigorous. They're raising the bar and they're closing the gap between what a student leaves high school know and what they need to know their freshman year of college," says State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler.

All students will be assessed based on these new standard by  2015. Some schools immediately implemented them. All other schools began in August.

"We've heard the negative push back from parents and from some staff members and you try to educate them. That in the long run this is fro the betterment of our kids. It's getting them ready for where they need to be. You just got to keep that education process for the community," says Title One coordinator Sara Wollitz.

Baesler says the more rigorous standards will be hard on both teachers and students. Scores will likely go down and teachers will have to work harder, but she says it will be worth it. And parents will have to be very involved in their child's academics.

"Make sure that they have books to read. Make sure that they have time designated for homework and thing that parents have been doing for generations. Those are the things that are really going to strengthen their love of school, love of learning, and level of achievement," says North Dakota United President Nick Archuleta.

The Department of Public Instruction supports these standards because studies have shown, students who are taught under them, are better able to succeed in the workforce or higher education.

 

 

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