Lively and in-depth discussions of city news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts, and more.
Hosted by Larry Mantle
Airs Weekdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

California Common Core test scores reveal troubling results




The results are in for the first year of Common Core student testing.
The results are in for the first year of Common Core student testing.
Bluestocking via Flickr

Listen to story

18:47
Download this story 9MB

The results are in for the first year of Common Core student testing.

The results are discouraging, but educational leaders say we shouldn't be discouraged. Everyone agrees the test is harder than its predecessor, but still, the majority of students tested below grade-level standards in math and English. That's statewide - with high performing districts included.

​Guests:

Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, KPCC education reporter

Dr. Ruth Perez, deputy superintendent for instruction with Los Angeles Unified School District

David Plank, executive director of Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education