Changes in state standardized tests

The state's standardized tests are being changed up to shorten the amount of time students spend taking those tests.  The announcement comes from the Wolf Administration this morning.  

The Governor's office saying starting this school year, students in grades three through eight will spend, on average, 20% less time on statewide testing.

Some sections of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, or PSSA tests have been removed while other sections have been shortened.

Governor Wolf says he's responding to concerns from parents, teachers and students about the amount of time they must dedicate to taking the standardized tests.

The Wolf Administration says the changes in time and structure does not interfere with the accuracy and alignment with the Pennsylvania state standards.


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