Saturday, April 18, 2015

PARCC may merge two tests into one

News out of Ohio this week:
PARCC officials told Ohio's Senate Testing Advisory Committee on Testing Wednesday night that they are working on a proposal to combine their "Performance Based Assessments," which are given earlier in the year, with their "End Of Year" exams given near the end of the school year. 
Jeff Nellhaus, chief of assessment for PARCC, said officials recognize that parents and schools are upset with the number of hours that PARCC needs for both rounds of tests. 
"We're seriously looking at this," Nellhaus said. "This isn't a bunch of happy talk. We have heard what you all are saying."
(And yes, that is former DESE official Jeff Nellhaus, who works for PARCC now.)
Expect to hear this come up at the Board of Ed.

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