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Letter: Residents must speak up on testing, school issues

Letter: Residents must speak up on testing, school issues

To the editor: The recent editorial discussing the changes to PARCC testing said that we have to “wait and see whether other changes will be made in the future.” I couldn’t disagree more. Waiting and seeing won’t get us very far when there are huge financial gains to be made by private companies in the

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PARCC opt-outs could hurt schools’ commended rating

About 100 Bristol-Warren students have opted out of taking PARCC tests, which could have a significant impact on two schools’ “commended” classification, Superintendent Mario Andrade said. The 100 students represent 5 percent of the roughly 2,000 students scheduled to take the test. While that might not sound like a lot — and it is significantly

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77 refuse PARCC test in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The School Department received 77 “opt-out” requests from families of students who refused to take the PARCC test beginning March 16, Assistant Superintendent Thomas W. Kenworthy told the School Committee Tuesday night. PARCC (Partnership for Assessments of Readiness for College and Careers) is the new state assessment test that began this year. Rhode Island

Some parents who are opposed to PARCC say these “badges” can be handed out to teachers if their children are too shy to verbally refuse the test.

‘Handful’ of Portsmouth students refuse PARCC

PORTSMOUTH — Although the school district had no formal provision in place for parents to have their children opt out of the PARCC assessments that began this week, Assistant Superintendent Thomas W. Kenworthy confirmed that a “handful” of pupils refused to take the test. On Monday the district began the first round of PARCC (Partnership for

Some parents who are opposed to the PARCC test say these “badges” can be handed out to teachers if their children are too shy to verbally refuse the test.

Portsmouth expects some students to refuse PARCC

PORTSMOUTH — Although the school district has no formal provision for parents to have their children opt out of the PARCC assessments beginning next week, Assistant Superintendent Thomas W. Kenworthy Friday said he expects a “handful” of pupils will refuse to take the test. On Monday, March 16, the district will begin the first round of

Fourth graders Rocco Compagna and Lucas Jerome work on the comptuers at Guiteras School. The students will begin PARCC tests Monday.

Superintendent: Parents, students have ‘moral obligation’ to take PARCC tests

Aware that some parents are opposed to the PARCC tests, Superintendent Mario Andrade said he will meet with each parent who objects to the test so they are not misinformed. “In Bristol Warren, it’s our expectation that you’ll take there testing,” Mr. Andrade said. “It’s a moral obligation to collect data. Public education is for

Guiterras Elementary School principal Sonya Whipp works with fourth graders Abigail Baker (middle) and Bethany Thurber. Students are preparing for the PARCC tests that begin Monday. Photos by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.

PARCC aims to help teaching, learning

Touted by Bristol Warren school administrators as a better way to “collect the data to inform us how to instruct your children,” Superintendent Mario Andrade and Assistant Superintendent Diane Sanna pitched what they see as the benefits of the latest student performance testing. At a forum organized by school committee member Erin Schofield, an audience

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Parents can still opt children out of East Providence PARCC tests

EAST PROVIDENCE — Parents with reservations about submitting their children to PARCC testing still have time to opt out, Superintendent Kim Mercer said at the Tuesday night, March 10, East Providence School Committee meeting. Students and teachers have been prepping for the assessments, which are scheduled to take place the school week of March 16.

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