Assistant Director of Student Services, Richmond County
"Some testing is necessary so the teacher can know they’re going down the right path... but I think students can be over-tested"
February 2020, Governor Brian Kemp calls for fewer standardized tests in Georgia schools. The bill would eliminate one fifth-grade, and four high school exams.
The purpose of the legislation is to reduce redundant material allowing an increase of teaching time in the classroom.
Matt Johann, Assistant Director of Student Services supports the bill as a former teacher.
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A Richmond County parent believes too many exams "limit what [students] can get exposed to if they don’t pass the standardized tests."
However, universities across the country feel they need these exams to narrow down large numbers of applicants coming from schools with different teaching and grading systems.
University of Georgia
Standardized tests can accurately measure academic preparedness; although, they are not reliable sources to see if students are retaining material because many factors can effect performance such as test-anxiety.
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