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Issue Position: School Testing

Issue Position

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Restoring Common Sense to Statewide Testing

I commit to using my voice and powers to establish timely, meaningful, and useful measures for Wyoming assessment.

I believe and will …
- Carefully examine state based testing. We must consider new
- Eliminate the duplication in testing. Teachers should be focused
on instruction and not on testing.
- Give teachers, parents, and students a voice in creating
alternatives to PAWS testing.

I oppose …
- Top-down decision making by those who are so removed from
the classroom that they do not understand the needs of the
- Tests whose results are not known to teachers (if at all) until the
child moves on to the next grade.

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