Last week, High Achievement NY, a business coalition that supports the state’s Common Core standards to “help put every child on a path to success,” released a report on the state’s Common Core education standards titled Up to the Challenge.

The report looks at “how educators are applying the standards to deepen student learning and recommends next steps for improving the standards themselves,” and addresses some Common Core misconceptions.

The group recommends that the state create a commission to review how aligned with the broader standards New York’s Common Core are, releasing student assessments to current teachers and parents by the end of the school year, and that districts reduce the number of local assessments to cut down on instructional time and not duplicate state assessments.