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Common Core Standards Well-Known, Widely Supported in Washington, Poll Finds

Associated Press (06/04/14) Hammond, Betsy

A telephone survey of 900 adult residents of Washington state by the Partnership for Learning reveals that 44 percent are familiar with the Common Core State Standards, and of those respondents, 69 percent support them. In contrast, 86 percent of Washington residents were unfamiliar with the standards last year. Moreover, the survey indicates that 68 percent of respondents believe an initial decrease in state test scores would be worthwhile if student learning were to increase over the long term.
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