California students and teachers are set to receive a one-year reprieve from standardized testing requirements that have become a routine part of school culture each spring.
A plan introduced Wednesday in the state Legislature would end the use of STAR tests in math and English for the school year already under way – a year earlier than planned.
In their place, schools could opt in to computer-based assessments aligned to new curriculum standards called Common Core.
The annual release of the data gathered from state assessments would be suspended as well.
The one-year lift on public reporting requirements comes after statewide declines on English and math STAR tests last school year.
Sunday, September 08, 2013
Wait Till They Get Scores From The New Tests!
I admit, I wouldn't mind not having to give these tests this year: