New York State students taking the math portion of the common core standardized tests this week. Most of them, at least.
Some deciding to opt out of taking the test and on Friday a push to deem the third grade test invalid. That's because there were questions missing from a portion of it - according to a local agency. And now calls for education commissioner John King to resign.
Since introducing the common core he's been met by resistance from parents, teachers and students.
"For many parents the tests don't provide the feedback those supporters of the test claim they do. The scoring reports from the test are very vague, they don't come out until the next school year and they don't provide feedback to parents as to how their child is doing," says Jessica McNair, Opt Out CNY, co-founder.
Over the course of six days, students spent from 6 to 12 hours taking the common core tests.