Board of Education to Consider Regulations

Board of Education to Consider Regulations

first_imgThe state board of education will consider regulations surrounding how students can test-out of courses they have mastered.Download AudioLawmakers this year passed legislation allowing secondary school students to test-out of and receive credit for courses offered in math, language arts, science, social studies and world languages.The proposed regulations would require districts to provide testing at least twice a year and develop standards regarding the degree of mastery needed.In public comments, Ron Fuhrer, president of NEA-Alaska, said the regulations, if implemented properly, would allow students to take more advanced classes.But he said if the testing requirements are too lax, it won’t prepare students for long-term success. He also said he didn’t want new testing days added to the school calendar.The board meets this week in Anchorage.last_img

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