Originally published – Newsday.com: December 10, 2013 7:21 PM
Updated: December 10, 2013 8:40 PM
By LAUREN R. HARRISON firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kings Park Board of Education plans to draft a resolution in opposition to “high-stakes testing” and other state education mandates, following several area school districts.
Board members plan to read a draft of the resolution at its Tuesday meeting, Superintendent Susan Agruso said.
Trustee Diane Nally called on the district at a late October meeting to draft a resolution, after hearing concerns from parents about Common Core standards and testing.
“I have heard from community members concerns about what their children are going through, and I do realize that things need to slow down,” Nally said. “To make a resolution just seems to make sense to me.”
Danley said the tests are “taking precious time out of the classroom. . . . Our teachers are more than capable of assessing students’ needs without having these strict regulations.”