Common Core tests results lower in Ohio

Ohio students first to take new common core test.
Ohio students first to take new common core test.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Data shows that less than half of Ohio students met the academic standards on new Common Core tests taken the last school year.

Preliminary results shared with the Ohio Board of Education show that passage rates have dropped from previous standardized testing. About 26 percent to 40 percent of elementary and middle school students met or exceeded expectations on math and English exams.

The results include online Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exams.

State officials say the scores were to be expected. The board is poised to set a lower benchmark for students, allowing closer to 65 percent of students to meet expectations. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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