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Different Expectations


Last updated 4/14/2020 at 9:56am

Since Gov. Roy Cooper decided to close all K-12 schools through May 15, the state has decided to waive its end-of-grade and end-of-course standardized tests. School systems also should not give students grades, especially lower grades, unless the schools can meet several specific criteria. Instead, the state wants teachers to focus on instruction, feedback and student growth to the greatest extent possible.

Establishing these different expectations for students is a prudent move. It would be foolish to attempt to hold students accountable to the same degree they would have been held to if...

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