High school students from Littleton say the sheer number of tests they take limits teaching time.
State House lawmakers Friday advanced a bill to stream line testing, while Senators passed a school finance bill that whittles $25 million dollars from public schools large budget shortfall.
At the Capitol and kitchen tables, Coloradans are trying to answer the question of how much standardized testing is too much. The latest test is called the PARCC.
A bill was delayed that would eliminate state tests in 11th and 12th grades and make ninth grade tests optional.
Final participation rates will be available in August -- students begin taking a second round of PARCC tests in May.
- State school board members haven't decided whether to allow school districts to opt out of new state standardized tests, even though they know waivers would be illegal.Read more
The State Board of Education has delayed action on whether to grant testing waivers to the 19 Colorado school districts that want them.
Colorado school districts hoping to skip new state English and math tests are out of luck.
The task force met for six months, wading into the complex morass of testing requirements and conflicting expectations for what those tests are supposed to accomplish.