Meanwhile, some superintendents have warned that if too many students opt out, districts will lose state funding.
The New Jersey State Assembly voted Monday to curtail the use of a controversial standardized test in the state’s schools, following a litany of concerns from parents.
New Jersey education officials say student passage rates dropped slightly on standardized tests last year.
Since Race to the Top was launched, schools across the country have adopted new, rigorous education standards, implemented stringent teacher evaluation systems and are developing data collection systems to better inform instruction.
Chancellor Carmen Farina says New York City’s school system will de-emphasize the importance of standardized test scores in deciding which students must repeat a grade.
Big changes could be coming to New York’s highly criticized Common Core curriculum. A state panel has recommended taking the emphasis off of tests, at least for the students.
State Senate Education Committee Chairman John Flanagan (R-East Northport) said there needs to be legitimate debate about the quantity and quality of exams.
There’s growing criticism about what’s being taught in New York State public schools under the controversial new Common Core curriculum.
Parents of New York City public school students will now be able to go online to see how their children performed on more rigorous state reading and math exams in the spring.
City and state education officials met with teachers Thursday, one day after the New York State standardized test scores were released.
This week, students from third through eighth grade in New York have been taking the new Common Core standardized tests in both math and language arts.
The statewide boycott of the new Common Core standardized tests is growing larger in New York as students head in for day two of the exams.
Lately there has been an uproar among parents in New York who are upset with state standardized tests they say are too hard for their children.
Some parents on Long Island are not allowing their children to take the New York State standardized tests because they say the tests are making their kids sick.