Ohio lawmakers recently passed a new provision in House Bill 487 that will ease the restrictions of the Common Core education standards in Ohio Schools. The change in the law was good news to Springfield City Schools.
The Common Core is a set of standards that recommends when students should be successfully passing certain math and reading skills. Superintendent Dr. David Estrop believes that Common Core isn't a bad idea, but its implementation was moving too fast.
State education leaders have agreed to replace the Ohio Graduation Test with a nationally standardized college readiness test, such as the ACT, and 10 subject-area exams.
The college readiness test could be offered free to all Ohio sophomores as soon as next year under the timeline announced Tuesday by the state Education Department, Board of Regents and state school board.
That test and the 10 subject-area exams that replace the OGT would be required by the 2014-15 school year.