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story.lead_photo.caption Susan Hill, a second-grade teacher at Jones Elementary School in Rogers, helps Jasimine Jimenez, left, and Alexis Pintor with a math lesson Friday. - Photo by Flip Putthoff

Kindergarten, first- and second-grade teachers have spent the first weeks of the school year grappling with what some called the largest shift in curriculum and standards in their careers.


Common Core

• 2011-12: Kindergarten through second grade. Testing reflects Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks.

• 2012-13: Third through eighth grades. Testing reflects Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks.

• 2013-14: Ninth through 12th grades. Pilot of Common Core tests.

• 2014-15: Full implementation of Common Core tests.

Source: Arkansas Department Of Education

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