Department of Education Attempting to Ease Transition to Testing Requirements

By Andrew Pillow

Many school districts around the country have been struggling with their standardized testing. Adding new requirements on to that has predictably caused some issues.

The US Department of Education is now allowing districts to experiment and upgrade their test gradually instead of all at once.

The hope is that this will ease the growing pains.

The Every Student Succeeds Act will require students to be tested in reading and math, but it is up to the states to choose their test. The test data will also need to be aggregated into a number of different sub-groups like ethnicity and income level.

Read more here. (via: Education News)

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Cheryl Kirk

Mrs. Kirk is a married mother of three children, 16-year-old twins and a 9 year-old son, who all currently attend private school on a voucher. She is a Gary, Indiana native but has lived in Indianapolis for many years. While trying to provide a quality education for her children she met many obstacles and became determined to access the best education for her children. Cheryl is a licensed practical nurse and has worked in home care, hospice, long-term care, and is currently the clinical director for an assisted living facility.