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Missouri Legislature Throws Common Core Test Out The Window

Missouri public school children spent untold hours this spring prepping for a new computer-based standardized test. It required written essays, details to back up answers, and raised concerns that such a drastic change could overstress kids and lead to lackluster results.

That test has now been banned by the Legislature.

It’s the latest development surrounding Common Core, the set of learning standards that has led to parents yelling at state education officials at public forums. Work groups formed to recommend alternative standards have struggled with low attendance and, at times, dysfunction.