Connecticut parents concerned for students self esteem from common core

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(WTNH) — There’s new concern over the “Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium’ test, also known as “common core’, and the impact it is having on Connecticut students emotions.

The idea of the test is to evaluate english and mathematics literacy for grades 3 through 8, as well as grade 11, but teachers across the state say it’s causing social and emotional stress, according to a survey done by the Connecticut Education Association.

The study found that nine out of ten teachers believe it takes away significant time from learning and teaching. Almost all of the teachers surveyed, 97 percent, said it is not a useful indicator of school effectiveness.

96 percent of teachers surveyed said it is an obstacle for students to overcome, and 74 percent say the test format is not effective.

You can find the full report on the Connecticut Education Association website.

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