Tests to Decrease Next Year, Superintendent Weighs in
May 25, 2015 02:59PM ● Published by Kevin
Cecil County Superintendent D'Ette W. Devine. Photo courtesy of Cecil County Public Schools
This year's Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing concludes in June; however, next year's testing will take less time away from lessons and cause less disruption to school schedules, according to Maryland Superintendent of Schools Lillian M. Lowry, who spoke with the Baltimore Sun last week.
In the May 21 article by Liz Bowie, Cecil County Public Schools' superintendent D'Ette W. Devine "said the changes will help alleviate the feeling in schools that testing was taking up a lot of time between March and June. Devine argued for the change at a consortium meeting early this month at which she represented superintendents across Maryland."
She told the Sun that although leadership agrees with the testing, "the logistics were unmanageable."
"The Maryland State Board of Education is expected to vote next month on whether high school students will be required to take other PARCC tests, including ninth- and 11th-grade English and Algebra II," the article concludes.
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