Jan 31 2015 7186 1 Call For Fewer Tests For North Carolina Schools

Jan 31 2015 7186 1 Call For Fewer Tests For North Carolina Schools

3rd-8th grade students in N.C. are required to take 2-3 standardized test each year.  Parents have been complaining at least since the 1990's about the proliferation of school testing, which they say limits classroom creativity and puts too much pressure on children.  Now superintendents and education advocacy groups are formally joining the effort, there is hope for a boost to their efforts from Washington D.C. where congress working to reauthorize the federal education law NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND.  The law requires annual testing that some parents believe is excessive.  One option for the rewritten federal law would cut exam requirements significantly, by testing one grade in elementary, middle and high school.  3rd-8th graders are required to take 2-3 standardized test each year. 

Children take these test at the end of the school year, which critics say is too late for teachers to help lagging students catch up. Schools also give dozens of other test, called N.C. final exams.   Students in NC will take 18 standardized test from 3rd grade to high school.  All required by the state as part of an agreement with the federal government.  Lets get back to learning and teaching instead of testing..


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