State task force recommends ending end-of-grade testing

(Winston-Salem Journal) North Carolina students could face fewer tests as early as next year. A state task force reviewing how and how often North Carolina public school students are tested is recommending a drastic reduction in the number of state-mandated exams. A.L. “Buddy” Collins, vice chair of the North Carolina State Board of Education, said the recommendations are still in the early stages but that the group’s first draft proposal calls for massive changes in how the state tests and calls for cutting out nearly all end-of-grade and end-of-course exams. “I don’t think anyone thinks we’re testing too little in North Carolina,” Collins said. “Everybody thinks we’re testing too much. It’s about how to accomplish the many different goals (that tests) are trying to achieve.”

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