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West Virginia Students To Take New Online Standardized Test

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West Virginia students will take a new online standardized test this year that’s based on the national Common Core standards. The testing window for the Smarter Balanced Assessment begins next week and runs through June 24. Counties and schools will set their own testing schedules. State Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano tells the Charleston Daily… Read More

Bill to Eliminate PARCC Moving Through Ohio House


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A bill in the Ohio House may eliminate Common Core-based tests for math and English language arts. State Rep. Andrew Brenner’s legislation would restructure the state’s testing model and get rid of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career exams, better known as PARCC. Brenner, R-Powell, said the tests disrupt classrooms and… Read More

Bill Protecting Ohio Pupils From Testing Impacts Advances

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A bill protecting students from the academic impacts of Ohio’s new proficiency tests is headed toward the expected signature of Gov. John Kasich. The measure cleared its final legislative hurdle Tuesday with unanimous Ohio House concurrence. It prohibits the state from using results of tests being rolled out this year from determining a student’s academic… Read More

Not Many Local Students Opting Out of Tests

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After much debate and concern leading up to the beginning of testing for schools throughout Ohio, relatively few parents are choosing to “opt-out” of the testing for their children in two Athens County school districts. Superintendents with Federal Hocking Local and Athens City Schools have experienced low numbers of students who opted out of the… Read More