A couple of items of note for our kids!
Our kids won’t waste time on two completely different end of the year assessments that take up hours of class time! As you probably know, the old assessments took 10-30 hours of classroom time, depending on the year of instruction and whether your child is an English language learner. The old tests are primarily multiple choice, and teachers and parents have no way of seeing what their kids actually got wrong. I have lots of issues with multiple choice state tests, but that’s another post for another day.
The Governor is defying the bizarre mandates of No Child Left Behind that dictate that all kids have to be tested every year, with the cost being passed down to states and local districts for testing materials and the companies that score them.