Common Core ENGLISH Test Now In SPANISH

Sep 22, 2014 by

In March, when public schools across Louisiana will administer the state’s Common Core-aligned standardized tests, students will be able to take the tests in either English or Spanish.

The computer-based tests, developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), have two portions: Math and, of course, English language arts and literacy.

Louisiana’s superintendent of education, John White, said newly-arrived, Spanish-speaking immigrants who speak little or no English will be able to take the PARCC assessment in Spanish during the first two years they are enrolled in a Louisiana public school, The Times-Picayune reports.

After two years, the students must begin taking the annual tests in English.

The new policy is a response to a recent flood of illegal immigrant students into Louisiana. Most of these new students have come from Central America.

Since October 2013, over 50,000 “unaccompanied children” from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have crossed America’s porous Southern border to claim green cards via the immigration courts. Federal officials have chosen to set aside normal immigration practices and to allow this wave of young illegal immigrants to apply for asylum and to disperse across the country. (RELATED: Feds Force Public Schools To Enroll Illegal Immigrant Children With No Medical Screening)

The federal government have placed more than 1,200 children in homes throughout Louisiana.

Deportation hearings for the illegal immigrant kids could take over a year even to schedule, notes The Times-Picayune.

via Common Core ENGLISH Test Now In SPANISH | The Daily Caller.

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