Sitka’s school district is performing above the state average based on the latest test scores — but the numbers are not necessarily something to brag about. Instead, Sitka’s educators hope the new test results help them focus their efforts on under-performing populations in the schools.
About 40 percent of Juneau students that were tested meet the standards, while roughly 60 percent partially meet the standards. That’s better than how the state did as a whole.
A federal report out Thursday reinforces that states have huge differences in their definition of “proficiency.”
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A growing national movement to opt-out of standardized testing has hit the Haines School District hard.
Activists say that about 175,000 students refused to take federally mandated tests last week.