Letters to the Editor

Unhappy with Common Core

Administrators of the Common Core test are disappointed with the 26 percent proficiency rate I believe they contrived by arbitrarily adding a zero for each student who might have taken the test but did not, to actual scores. Such “proficiency rate” is just as arbitrary as the phantom zeros that went into its computation. Meaningless. Students may be demonstrating a higher proficiency in critical thinking than their testers suppose.

Lynda Baker

Bellingham

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