House Bill Would Do Away With Some Standardized Testing

House Bill Would Do Away With Some Standardized Testing

4:54pm Mar 21, 2017
House Bill 90 aims to eliminate some of North Carolina's standardized tests, leaving it to teachers to create their own final exams next fall. (Sean Bueter/WFDD)

Some North Carolina legislators are advancing a bill that would eliminate more standardized exams for public school students.

A House education committee voted Tuesday to get rid of state-created final exams for a host of subjects, leaving it to teachers to create final tests for their students next fall.

The measure, House Bill 90, would leave in place end-of-grade and certain end-of-course tests required by federal law.

North Wilkesboro Rep. Rick Elmore told his colleagues last week that teachers will still be evaluated on several other measures, including the remaining standardized tests.

Elmore also suggested test scores on the statewide final exams being considered for elimination are not being used well to set statewide policy.

The measure next goes to the full House.

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