On Board Online • May 23, 2016
By Cathy Woodruff
For the first time, school districts that are field-testing material for New York's future grade 3-8 exams have the option to administer the tests by computer, and more than a third of participating schools are doing so, according to the State Education Department.
In total, students in 905 schools around the state will use computers to take this year's field tests, said Peter Swerdzewski, assistant commissioner in SED's Office of State Assessment, Standards and Curriculum.Read the entire article>>
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New York State voters approved an overwhelming 98.5 percent of school district budgets on Tuesday, May 17, according to an analysis by the New York State School Boards Association.
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A legislative year brings new challenges. From reform of the learning standards to budgetary pressures to new laws and regulations, school districts continue to navigate a complex education system. With this in mind, the New York State School Boards Association offers recommendations for change that would help address these issues to benefit our students and communities.
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