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Maryland State Board Laments Poor First Round of PARCC Scores

EXCERPTS: “I think the discussion shows we’re still questioning the validity of this assessment as it’s rolling out. And it really delves into the point that we shouldn’t spend so much time talking about the test. … It validates the concerns of our members and voters that we’re spending too much time on testing.” Cheryl Bost, MSEA Vice President

“I’m concerned then about … the validity of the test, or whether the testing threshold was too high,” said Guyton, a freshman (MSDE) school board member.”