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Less focus on standardized tests with ‘new vision’

Less focus on standardized tests with ‘new vision’

POSTED: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 10:33am

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 10:44am

Four Nacogdoches County school districts, through a regional consortium, have embraced an initiative by dozens of superintendents in Region VII to change the way students are taught in an era of rising accountability standards in Texas.

“We are not talking to students on a day-to-day basis about preparing for a test at the end of the year,” Hudson ISD Superintendent Mary Ann Whiteker said. “We are focusing on learning standards. Our assessments will be given at the end of the reporting period, based on curriculum that meets state standards. But we are going to use multiple assessments, not just the one that looks like the STAAR test.”

Read more from the Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel.

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