Common Core opt-outs increase slightly in Nevada
LAS VEGAS — More Nevada students opted out of the state-mandated Common Core test this year compared to last year, when technical issues caused a system-wide meltdown that left most unable to finish the exam.
The Las Vegas Sun reports that the opt-outs were slightly up statewide for the Spring 2016 testing period. Elementary and middle school students take the test, which helps track the reading and math progress of each student and school in the country.
The opt-outs decreased in Clark County, the largest district in the state and the fifth-largest in the country. School records show that 56 students opted out of the assessment this year, while 75 sat out the exam in 2015.
Washoe County schools saw a nearly 58 percent increase in students opting out of the test.