Ohio’s Common Core math and English tests will be cut to 3 hours each

Jul 14, 2015 by

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s new Common Core math and English tests will be about three hours per subject each year, the state school board was told this afternoon.

Jim Wright, the testing director of the Ohio Department of Education, said he is working with the American Institutes for Research to keep each exam to a three-hour maximum as AIR and the state develop new tests for next spring.

Wright told the board that some high school tests that require students to write longer answers might need more than three hours, but he hopes not.

“For the other grades, we will be there (the three-hour target) or go below,” he said.

That would limit the combined tests for those two subjects to six hours a year – well below the 10 to 11 hours students spent on the PARCC Common Core tests this just-finished school year.

It’s also the target that the Ohio House had sought through House Bill 74 earlier this year.

Source: Ohio’s Common Core math and English tests will be cut to 3 hours each | cleveland.com

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