TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Opponents of multistate reading and math standards adopted for Kansas public schools are pushing the state school board not to join other states to develop annual tests to measure how well students learn.
Critics of the Common Core standards urged the board Tuesday to rely on a center for educational testing at the University of Kansas to develop the annual tests.
Education Commissioner Diane DeBacker said having the Kansas center develop the tests remains an option, as is joining with one of two coalitions of states. DeBacker said the board isn't likely to make a decision until at least November.
The board adopted the Common Core standards in 2010, concluding that they'd improve teaching. Critics worry that Kansas is giving up some control over its schools.
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The Kansas State Wildcats knocked off the South Dakota Coyotes 64-62 on Tuesday night.
Hayden and Holton clashed in a battle of 4A schools, while Topeka High hosted Topeka West in a girls matchup.
Kansas committed 24 turnovers and fell behind by 18 points in the first half in Tuesday's loss at Florida.