New state tests but same emphasis on spelling for Ohio and Kentucky students

While many aspects of education have been shaken up and reordered by technology and new ways of measuring success, exacting spelling remains a bulwark of learning.

As the best young spellers in the country gather in Washington, WCPO checked in with state educators and test makers in Ohio and Kentucky to see whether new Common Core standards have affected the emphasis on spelling for better or worse.

Ohio is rolling out new standardized tests that comply with common core standards next school year.

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