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Averill Park opposes state testing

By Michael Goot
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Averill Park Central School District is the latest in the Capital Region to go on record opposing state testing.

The Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously voted to support a resolution urging education officials and policy makers to “reduce the over reliance on standardized tests as the only barometer of student achievement.

A copy of the resolution is available below.

Students in grades three through eight are taking math tests this week after taking the English language arts exams last week. These are the first exams to be based on the more difficult Common Core standards. Also, 20 percent of teachers’ scores will be based on student test scores under the new evaluation system.

The Saratoga Springs Board of Education on April 9 adopted a similar resolution.

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Averial Park Resolution

 
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