CPS decides to stop giving state test

CPS decides to stop giving state test
CPS decides to stop giving state test

CPS decides to stop giving state test

The country’s third largest school district plans to defy a state mandate about standardized testing. Chicago Public Schools said Saturday that they will only issue the PARCC exam to ten percent of its schools rather than district-wide. The test is part of the Common Core standards that aim to assess students’ readiness for future education and college. The PARCC exam has its opponents, including the parent-teacher group More Than A Score, who believes that the district needs to re-evaluate its testing structure. Carswell joins us to react to CPS’ decision. Photo: Flickr/biologycorner