State Gives School Boards Flexibility In Administering Student Assessments

As reported by WBAL, local school systems are able to offer the PARCC student assessment test in many forms and in two subjects thanks to a change made by the State Board of Education. PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) is the student assessment connected to the Common Core standards.

WBAL reports,

“We have worked collaboratively with the districts. We hear them, and as long as they can demonstrate that their children are ready for college and career, we believe they should have the local option as to how they can do that,” Maryland State Superintendent Lillian Lowery said.

This fall, school districts will have the option of offering students PARCC English 9, English 11, geometry and PARCC algebra 2. The changes are likely to get high marks from high school students who welcome testing flexibility.

For more information, read the whole story from WBAL.

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