Schools adopt resolution to cut emphasis on standardize test

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Updated: 11/19/2012 8:07 pm
Frenship ISD trustees adopted a resolution asking state lawmakers to decrease the emphasis on high stakes standardized testing.

The measure, initially drafted by the Texas Association of School Administrators, now has the support of more than 870 school districts including 47 in our region. Lubbock ISD and Lubbock-Cooper ISD among them.

The resolution calls on the Texas Legislature to develop a public school accountability system that more accurately measures meaningful learning and does not take time and resources away from it. 
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Liberty Seeker - 11/20/2012 2:38 AM
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Standardized testing should primarily be used to confirm accuracy of grades for all students subsidized by tax dollars. NO EXCEPTIONS. Special Education MUST also be included. I find it difficult to understand how a student that can't read, spell or count, can have grades of a "C" on a report card. I understand that some students will have poor results on test day (illness, etc) and some will excel beyond their grades. However, if there is significant deviation between grades and scores, such teachers should be investigated for potential grading fraud.
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