Tags: Education | common core | impact | college testing

3 Ways Common Core Will Impact College Testing

By    |   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 04:49 PM

College and career preparedness is at the heart of the Common Core standards initiative. The organizations that put on the college preparatory tests are supportive of these new standards.

The College Board, the group that controls college testing, actually helped develop the Common Core curriculum.

Vote Now: Do You Think Common Core Is Good for Schools?

Here are three ways Common Core will impact college testing:

1. Kids who have been through Common Core will likely be more familiar with the language of college testing: According to ACT.org, the test goes through an ongoing process of reviewing its standards.

The test is reformatting to align more closely with the language of the Common Core. The organization calls it a "validity process." The "ACT College Readiness Standards" will be renamed the "ACT College and Career Readiness Standards."

Urgent: Tell Us What You Think About Common Core in Schools

2. Reading sections in college prep tests will align to Common Core: According to The College Board, the reading skills and reading sections of the PSAT/NMSQT and the SAT will align to the Common Core standards.

3. The Common Core assessment tests may make college readiness tests obsolete: Real Clear Policy reports that the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests will require students to pass the same material as the ACT and SAT.

"I argue that it does not make sense for a student to have to both pass college-ready on PARCC or Smarter Balanced, as well as college-ready on ACT or SAT in order to gain minimum admission to a university," says Lindsey Tepe of New America Foundation.

Vote Here: Is Common Core Good or Bad for Schools?

Related Stories:

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
FastFeatures
College and career preparedness is at the heart of the Common Core standards initiative. The organizations that put on the college preparatory tests are supportive of these new standards.
common core, impact, college testing
297
2015-49-21
Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 04:49 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved