'Reason Must Prevail!' - Miami School District Eliminates Hundreds of Year-End Tests, Saying It Wants to Teach Instead
All over the country, students, parents, and teachers are in revolt against school regiments that require heavy use of testing that is crowding out instructional time.
In Miami, these coalitions scored a huge victory as Superintendent Alberto Carvalho declared that the district will be eliminating hundreds of year-end tests to free up more time for instruction of students.
“Reason must prevail. To the best of our ability, we are restoring teaching time in our classrooms,” wrote Carvalho on social media while announcing the changes.
The overhaul involves ending nearly all 300 District-Developed End-of-Course (DDEOC) exams that were scheduled to take place later this spring. No tests will be administered at the elementary level, and only ten subjects will continue to be included in field tests, at the middle school and high school levels.
Watch Carvalho announce the changes here: