Kansas Audit Pegs Cost Of New Ed Standards

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Auditors say implementing the Common Core education standards could cost Kansas between $34 million and $63 million during the next five years.

A Legislative Post Audit report released Thursday attempted to answer legislators' questions about the cost of changes in how public school students are taught.

The standards have been approved by 45 states including Kansas. They are an effort to establish shared standards nationally for teaching English and math. The State Board of Education adopted the changes in 2010.

The changes are part of the state's federally approved waiver to free it of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. Other components include revising teacher evaluations and developing new methods for measuring student progress.

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