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December 15, 2017
Nebraska News
Nebraska News
State standards could replace local testing
(2007-04-10)
(NET Radio) - In the late 90's, Nebraska lawmakers thought they passed a law requiring school districts to choose one of four standardized tests. But the way the Department of Education interpreted it, each district was left free to develop its own tests. Supporters of that system say by involving teachers in developing the tests, they become teaching tools that reflect the local curriculum. Critics say developing tests locally wastes time that could be spent teaching, and makes comparing test results between districts impossible. Some also say the whole testing mentality ignores the art of teaching, while others say its needed for accountability. © Copyright 2017, NET Radio