Mike Nelson is director of curriculum and assessment for the Coeur d'Alene School District. He says parents may see proficiency levels go down at first, because students are being asked to clear a higher bar.
MIKE NELSON: In my history as an assessment guy, this is a much different test than what we've seen before. And it's a better test. We want kids, yes, that have requisite knowledge, but we want them to apply and use this information for their betterment.