http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/08/n...ts-see-sharp-decline-in-test-scores.html?_r=0 This is what we're dealing with in New York. What a disaster. We expected the shift to common core would be rigorous and there would be some decline in scores, but this is pretty outrageous. To top it all off the computer system that reports the grades to parents and teachers doesn't have the grades out yet- and on that computer system my class list has already been changed to my new class. So I won't get to see my students' grades until I return to school in September. These scores are eventually supposed to be used as part of my evaluation. Yet here we are 4 months after taking them and still I haven't seen a single score except the pass/fail we get in June- which obviously according to this must have been way off. Kids I thought passed definitely failed. They really need to get their acts together.