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Online review period of Common Core ending

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Wednesday is the last day to share your views on West Virginia’s Common Core-based learning requirements through the state’s standards review website, which already has received more than 240,000 comments from more than 4,000 people.

People may comment until midnight at wvacademicspot, where they can read and provide input on any of the more than 900 math and English/language arts kindergarten-12th-grade standards after entering required data such as their names, whether they live in the Mountain State and whether they are a parent, teacher or in some other role.

The state’s science and social studies learning requirements are not based on Common Core — which more than 40 states have adopted in the hope of establishing a set of national standards that prepare students for colleges and careers — although the science and social studies standards do have some Common Core connections.

The West Virginia Department of Education is gathering the input on the math and English/language arts standards to present proposed changes to the state Board of Education, which is expected to vote on any revisions by the end of 2015…

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