Common Core changes adopted

By Conor Mooney

Common Core changes adopted

February 10, 2014 Updated Feb 12, 2014 at 10:54 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Changes could be in the near future for the controversial Common Core. The State Board of Regents and Higher Education Committees adopted measures Monday to adjust the methods of the new education standards.

Among the recommendations are delaying the assessments to teachers and students.

The report also recommends reducing the amount of testing on students.

The full board of regents is expected to act on the committee's report Tuesday.

Governor Andrew Cuomo voiced his displeasure with the measures.

"Today's recommendations are another in a series of missteps by the Board of Regents," said Cuomo. “Common Core is the right goal and direction as it is vital that we have a real set of standards for our students and a meaningful teacher evaluation system."

Results of tests are used as part of the teacher evaluation law as well as to measure student performance.

The governor has created his own commission to examine the Common Core and suggests waiting for their recommendations.

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