State Board of Education Weighs Review of Math and English Standards

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The State Board of Education is considering whether to review and revise the state’s College and Career Ready standards in Math and English Language Arts. At their meeting yesterday, dozens of people showed up to weigh in on the decision, according to NHPR. 

Here’s an excerpt of their coverage:

Board members heard from parents, teachers, and business leaders on a request made by Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut to reevaluate the state standards in math and English. These standards define what students should know, and help shape what actually gets taught in the classroom.

John DePetro was among those in favor of a review.

“My question is: if it’s important to assess our kids, shouldn’t it be at least as important to assess our assessment standards?”

Those opposed to a review said the current standards are working and that a review is a costly process that would divert resources from more pressing priorities.

The State Board postponed its discussion on whether or not to proceed with the standards review requested by Commissioner Edelblut until their next meeting on July 13.

Source: State Board of Education Weighs Review of Math and English Standards | NHPR