Superintendent Woods speaks out in support of Board rule that would provide the opportunity to eliminate up to 5 high-stakes tests for high school students
I want to speak for a moment about State Board Rule 160-3-1.-07. You’re voting today to post this rule for public comment.
With the exception of three courses, this would exempt students from taking the end-of-course test for a core subject course if he or she earns a post-secondary credit in that course.
This would solve a problem that’s been brought to us many times by parents and educators in the field: students taking college courses through Move On When Ready/dual enrollment are essentially tested on a class they didn’t take.
If approved, this rule would be another step toward a responsible, common-sense approach to accountability.
It would end duplicative testing – in other words, students having to take a college-level final exam AND a Milestones test.
And it would provide the opportunity to eliminate up to five high-stakes tests for students.
Georgia's State School Superintendent
Richard Woods has over 25 years of pre-k through 12th grade experience in public education. > Read Full Bio