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The End to PARCC

January 25, 2019

       Starting off as our new governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham has put an end to the state standardized PARCC testing. The PARCC puts a vast amount of pressure on both students and teachers and it has “pushed educators to focus on test-taking preparation, not on teaching” Governor Grisham was quoted in, (https://www.abqjournal.com/1264248/lujan-grisham-orders-end-to-parcc-testing-in-nm.html). There will be a replacement test, but unfortunately, there is not much info on that currently. PARCC had some strong points but it also had many flaws. The whole point is to test students to see where they are in terms of knowledge in different subjects such as writing/reading and math skills. It also shows how teachers can improve their teaching skills and most importantly, what different subjects they need to focus on(https://www.abqjournal.com/1264248/lujan-grisham-orders-end-to-parcc-testing-in-nm.html),
    There are also flaws that come with this test though such as stress. Teachers were stressed because the test scores not only affect students but it also affects themselves. Teachers have to spend most of their time teaching students about testing and what to study, rather than spending that time teaching them more valuable knowledge. “PARCC is a colossal and expensive failure to the state…” continued on. (http://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/my_view/it-s-time-to-end-parcc-testing-in-new-mexico/article_5c22c08a-5236-535c-b9d3-45f41df691d0.html). PARCC is finally coming to an end, and so is all the stress that it brings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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