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Saturday: Learn more about Common Core and new tests

 

Three education experts will share information about the Common Core and the new standardized testing from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Hillview Middle School library, 1100 Elder Ave. in Menlo Park.

Speaking at the event, organized by Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, will be Dr. Michael Kirst, president of the California State Board of Education; Brian Simmons, director of accountability, innovation and results at the San Mateo County Office of Education; and Josephine Lucey, immediate past president of the California School Board Association

Speakers will discuss the recently released test results, how to get the most out of the test, technical problems, whether there is evidence that children are mastering Common Core concepts, and what can be improved.

Click here to Learn more and register for the event. For more information, email francesca.segre@asm.ca.gov or call (650) 691-2121.

● Related story: Local Common Core test results are released.

— Barbara Wood

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