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.
• 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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