State to shift Common Core standards

Posted at: 09/20/2013 9:38 PM

If you are concerned with the new state tests for students, you'll want to know this. The state is making a change following the very poor results of last spring's standardized tests.

According to our Utica affiliate, the Board of Regents has changed the cut-off scores for determining which students need academic help. Until now, students who scored below a certain level would be forced to get extra help from a teacher.

But because so many students did not meet standards, the state has lowered that cut-off score. Officials say this will also keep the class size of extra sessions more manageable for teachers.

Only 31 percent of students across New York passed the new Common Core tests.