Students Like Choice Offered by Common Core

Fayetteville students said reading is ‘more engaging’

Posted: January 24, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Students may already be finding instruction under the new Common Core State Standards to their liking, educators said Wednesday.

At A Glance

Cost of Remediation

Tracey Selby Tucker, director of curriculum and instruction at the Arkansas Department of Education, said the state spends $18 million a year to remediate students who enroll in Arkansas colleges and universities but can’t immediately take credit-bearing courses because they didn’t score high enough on an the entrance exam. When first calculated several years ago, the figure of $60 million, she said.

Source: Staff report.

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