(San Francisco Chronicle) In the wake of statewide standardized testing results released last month, a San Francisco education leader is hoping to change local policies to cut down on the slew of tests students are to take throughout the school year.
Board of Education Commissioner Mark Sanchez introduced a resolution at Tuesday’s meeting that would allow teachers at San Francisco’s public schools to opt out of administering assessments mandated by the San Francisco Unified School District.
These tests are not required by state and federal law and are meant to provide the district and schools with data to better gauge student performance while improving their outcomes. They are also not dependent on the teachers’ curriculum.
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