Buncombe parents worry schools are testing too much
(Asheville Citizen-Times) In Buncombe County, parents and teachers met earlier this year to talk about testing, and school board members are expected to hear more on the issue at a meeting next month. Beyond end-of-grade tests, the many assessments designed to track a student’s progress during the year are also causing problems, some parents say. “I’m not saying they don’t need to do it because children need to be assessed,” said parent Evelyn Burns, of Arden. “We don’t want them to be afraid to go to school and hate school.” Meanwhile, a state Board of Education task force is reviewing state summative assessments, those end-of-grade and end-of-course requirements.
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