Students all over Oregon took new Smarter Balanced state exams for the first time in Spring 2015.

Students all over Oregon took new Smarter Balanced state exams for the first time in Spring 2015.

Rob Manning

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Standardized test results released Thursday show persistent disparities among Oregon students based on income and race. The data come from new tests students in third grade through high school took last spring.

The "Smarter Balanced" tests are tied to the Common Core curriculum and are both harder and longer than the standardized tests Oregon students have taken in the past. The results of the new tests showed African-American and Latino students in many districts falling behind in both reading and math. Some districts did perform better than others overall, but there was a noticeable income disparity between students in districts with higher and lower average scores.

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