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Jan 23, 2015 ... Chris Christie to study student testing says schools could be giving students ... "I don't think that's a conversation we've had in New Jersey yet," ...


Mar 27, 2017 ... And middle school students already enrolled in Algebra I won't just have to ... tests for various reasons, including concerns about over-testing and the use of ... "We saw a reduction in the number of opt outs last year over the ...


Feb 20, 2015 ... At least 93 students at a single Philadelphia middle school are ... “We're not doing this willy-nilly because we're a bunch of ... In New Jersey, opting out could affect whether students qualify for gifted-and-talented programs.


Sep 24, 2014 ... This is the first year that schools will publish student test scores tied to the ... new standards cause overtesting that rob teachers and students of valuable teaching time. ... Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York .... As a part of our American Graduate series, we explore this with two ...


Oct 24, 2015 ... The number of standardized tests U.S. public school students take has ... classes and 12th grade, a new Council of the Great City Schools study found. ... “At the federal, state and local level, we have all supported policies that ...


Jan 20, 2016 ... More than 150 parents packed the school board meeting Tuesday, urging the ... NEW JERSEY POLITICS; 2 hours, 1 minute ago ..... School officials created a new testing regimen last school year, to prepare students for ... "School in Marlboro feels like we are trying to cram in some learning around a ...


Nov 16, 2014 ... More parents hope to "opt out" their children from New Jersey's newest ... school in South Amboy and opposes the new standardized tests. ... "We need to be more flexible and move testing to the students in the classroom.".


Nov 5, 2015 ... Voices: High school over-testing fails college students ... and they're what we should be teaching our elementary, middle and high schoolers.


Mar 31, 2016 ... ... of thousands of students refused to participate amid an anti-testing ... “We want to make sure parents are getting the facts and are making ... In many districts, the outreach over testing isn't voluntary. ... Related: New worry on N.J. school test scores; graduation may be a struggle for some who didn't pass.


Apr 24, 2015 ... 156,000 or 14% of eligible students opted out of tests in New York, advocacy group ... (CNN) Since one of my daughters is taking the public school state tests for the first .... "We cannot go back to ignoring the needs of our children. ... In New Jersey, lawmakers recently approved a measure that would require ...