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After Day 1 Of Common Core Testing, Results Show Just How Many Louisiana Students Skipped

Concerns that large numbers of Louisiana public school students would skip the Common Core standardized tests appear unfounded, with the state’s education superintendent saying 99 percent showed up Monday for the opening day of exams.

Some parents who oppose the education standards have sought to keep their children from taking the tests, and education officials are watching closely to determine if an anti-Common Core “opt-out” movement skews exam results for schools and districts.

But Superintendent of Education John White cited self-reported participation rates from school systems that showed only “a small number of isolated instances” where sizable numbers of students sat out the tests.