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New tests for JPS: Higher standards on the way with Smarter Balanced Assessments

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Jamestown Public Schools is already preparing for new standardized tests, rooted in Common Core State Standards and requiring more analysis and higher order thinking skills than previous tests.


The Smarter Balanced Assessments are on their way for students in grades 3-8 and juniors district-wide, with the first round of testing set for spring 2015.

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Kari Lucin
Kari Lucin joined the Grand Forks Herald as a multimedia producer in August 2014. Previously, she worked for a few years at the Jamestown Sun in Jamestown, N.D., as a staff writer, and prior to that, for about six years as staff writer and later online content coordinator, at the Daily Globe in Worthington, Minn. A graduate of Jackson County Central High School and Augsburg College, she has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and English. Find more of her writing at her blog, Oh Look, a Shiny Thing! or on Twitter at @karilucin.
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