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Confusing Ohio Test Results Are Latest Effort to Unravel Common Core’s Promise

As the first wave of new Common Core test scores trickle out, Ohio policymakers did something that threatens to undermine the reason why Ohio and dozens of other states agreed to a set of national K-12 academic standards in the first place.

Ohio officials opted to interpret their test results differently than other states, inflating the performance of their students and making it tricky to compare Ohio with the rest of the country.

It is the latest sign that a central promise of Common Core — that states would have the same math and reading standards and use the same tests — is further unraveling.