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Standardized Testing In North Carolina

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Testing in North Carolina schools – the kind of testing and the frequency of exams have been a hot topic among parents, teachers and students in recent years. Some say there are too many, too often. Others question how the tests effect students and how they’re used to evaluate teachers. That is why the State Board of Education created a task force to look into testing. Last week that group released their recommendations and we talk to the state superintendent of education and others about them. 

Guests
Dr. June Atkinson
North Carolina State Superintendent of Public Schools

Dr. Olivia Oxendine - member of the North  Carolina State Board of Education and Vice Chair of the State Board’s Education Task Force on Summative Assessment 

Michael LandersCabarrus County High School Teacher and member of the State Board of Education Task Force on Summative Assessment 

Lisa Worf - WFAE Education Reporter