Common core testing begins in New York

Posted at 7:47 AM, Apr 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-05 07:47:11-04

Common core testing begins in New York State Tuesday.

Students from third to eighth grade will start English Language Arts and Math testing Tuesday morning.

The testing continues until Friday.

Last year, especially, plenty of parents here in Western New York opted their kids out of taking the exam. New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia says there's benefits to taking the exams.

"It does give us individual information on that student for teachers into the next year to say these are some areas that I really need to help and support this student on."

Elia toured several Western New York schools last week meeting with teachers, parents and students urging them to take the controversial exams.

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