Some lawmakers still think there's too much testing, even after a move last year to limit them.
- Protests from parents and superintendents caused officials to rethink their decision to switch to the SAT test as the college entrance exam for current 11th graders.Read more
- Colorado Department of Education officials say they’re working hard on a plan to allow this year’s 11th grade students to take the ACT as planned.Read more
- The state recently decided to swap the ACT for the SAT -- but it's now working on a plan to allow current 11th graders to take the ACT.Read more
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