The problem with Common Core is that it’s heavy reliance on standardized tests skews the perception of any actual progress on the part of the students. Students who wish to cheat will always find new and ingenious ways to do so which is what makes other types of assessment so important both in the evaluation of the students and their teachers.

(Reuters) – Two Maryland high school students have been accused of using Twitter to cheat on Common Core state standardized tests, officials said on Monday. A security firm hired by the test company to search social media including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook found two instances of cheating by 10th-grade students, said Maryland State Department of Education spokesman William Reinhard.

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