Friday, May 31, 2013

Under Waiver, West Virginia To Focus Less On Assessments

The Charleston (WV) Gazette (5/25, Mays) reports that had West Virginia not gotten a No Child Left Behind waiver “last week, all of the state’s students would have been expected to achieve proficient scores in reading and math on next year’s standardized tests, a standard the state has not been close to reaching in the past.” The piece notes that under the state’s waiver, “the West Virginia Department of Education is promising a state-developed plan that puts less focus on standardized tests,” using them only as a secondary factor “in determining a school’s performance.”

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