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Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter: “We’ve been in this process for five years. The local district has virtually total control on the implementation.”

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Yavapai County school superintendent gets districts ready for common core standards

Adoption of the federal Arizona College and Career Ready "common core" standards is already underway in Yavapai County, and AIMS testing for school children will be phased out at the end of the school year. But don't expect high scores right off the bat.Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter said he's expecting a drop in state scoring during the common core implementation period, particularly in the first year.