Some Md. educators seek flexibility in state's testing policy

07/25/2013 | Baltimore Sun, The

Scores on Maryland's annual student assessments dropped for the first time in a decade, prompting some education leaders to call for a moratorium on testing because they say the current tests are not aligned with the Common Core State Standards curriculum being taught in schools. Former NCTM president, Francis "Skip" Fennell, says students and teachers would be best served by some flexibility. However, Lillian Lowery, state education superintendent, says the state is mandated under No Child Left Behind to administer the existing tests.

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