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    St. Johns County School District reduces amount of district-required testing by nearly 50 percent

    Less-time-on-testing Our back to school week theme brings, well, school news. The results of the St Johns County Schools Testing Task Force are out. Would be great to get feedback from parents who have been involved in the task force. Comment below.

    “Scott Sherman, associate superintendent for accountability and intervention services, said the district eliminated 43 assessments altogether — 27 at elementary levels and 16 at middle and high school levels. He added these were mostly first- and third-quarter District Formative Assessments.

    Classroom teachers at all grade levels will have continued discretion to use a variety of assessments as they deem appropriate for progress monitoring and informing instruction. Principals will submit to the district, by Sept. 10, any schoolwide or grade-level tests that will be administered.

    The task force focused on district-level testing only, not those mandated by the state. State-required assessments will continue to be administered per state guidelines.” St Augustine Record

    For the full article: St. Johns County School District reduces amount of district-required testing by nearly 50 percent, St Augustine Record

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