Lauren Harrison, Newsday: Kings Park school board drafts resolution against state testing

By | December 11, 2013

Originally published – December 10, 2013 7:21 PM
Updated: December 10, 2013 8:40 PM

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.”

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