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    1. Memorizers are the lowest achievers and other CCSS math surprises | Hechinger Report

      Memorizers are the lowest achievers and other CCSS math surprises | Hechinger Report

      All children are different in their thinking, strength and interests. Mathematics classes of the past decade have valued one type of math learner, one who can memorize well and calculate fast. Yet data from the 13 million students who took PISA tests showed that the lowest achieving students worldwide were those who used a memorization strategy.

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    2. Are the Common Core tests a big success or a resounding failure? | Hechinger Report

      Are the Common Core tests a big success or a resounding failure? | Hechinger Report

      This spring, students across the country are sitting down to new tests tied to the Common Core, or at least that was the plan. Last week, technical issues brought testing to a halt in three states, while in yet more states, thousands of parents refused to let their students sit for exams that are expected to be much harder than the old state tests they are replacing.

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