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New study finds Texas math standards inferior

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas standards for what students are expected to learn in math are "clearly inferior" to a new set of national standards that Texas leaders have rejected.

The analysis released Wednesday by the Washington, D.C.-based think tank Thomas B. Fordham Institute gave higher marks to Texas' English and language arts standards, but said the math standards lack specificity and coherence.

Texas received a grade of C for math and an A-minus in English language arts.

The national standards, called Common Core State Standards, have been adopted by 25 states. The state-led initiative aims to establish a uniform set of expectations on what students should know by the time they graduate high school.

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