Your Schools: Kids Can Read During Test Time
There’s a new N.C. twist to testing this year: When students finish early, they can read books or magazines until the whole class is done.
State Superintendent June Atkinson sent a memo to superintendents this week reminding them of the change. One might wonder why the state’s top educator would bother calling attention to a relatively minor change buried deep in the state’s 158-page testing manual.
The answer: It’s part of a complex negotiation between state officials and parents who plan to refuse to let their kids take exams.