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Statement from Superintendent Richard Woods regarding the U.S. Department of Education’s Testing Action Plan
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October 27, 2015 – Statement from State School Superintendent Richard
Woods regarding the U.S. Department of Education’s recently announced Testing
am pleased that the President and U.S. Secretary of Education see what we at
the state and local levels have seen for years: we test way too much. As I stated
early on in my term, we must balance accountability with responsibility.
That is why several months ago I called for a testing audit to determine ways
we could eliminate unnecessary testing at the state and local levels.
the days ahead, my team and I will look over this proposal and move forward
with recommendations to provide relief from over-testing and over-burdensome
accountability. Now that the federal government has signaled its willingness to
provide flexibility, we as a state must act, in the interests of our students