Students Take First Crack at Common Core Testing

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California schools began introducing new standardized exams on Tuesday, as part of the new federal Common Core curriculum. It's a big change for K-12 education, but this week's tests don't have huge consequences since the results won't count for evaluating kids or schools until next year. We take a look at the Common Core rollout and what it all means for students, teachers and learning in the state.


Michael Kirst, president of the California State Board of Education and professor emeritus of education at Stanford University

Kathryn Baron, education reporter for EdSource

Kimberly Rodriguez, legislative advocate for the Association of California School Administrators

Stan Karp, director of the Secondary Reform Project at the Education Law Center

Eric Heins, vice president of the California Teacher's Association