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Oklahoma school districts seek accountability waiver

The Oklahoman Editorial Modified: June 21, 2012 at 12:00 am •  Published: June 22, 2012

Officials at Union, Jenks and Sand Springs schools have called for largely jettisoning student test performance from education assessments. Among other things, Union Superintendent Cathy Burden thinks student assessments should be based on narratives, portfolios, teacher assessments and other elements. How a “narrative” provides a clearer measurement of student learning than testing is beyond us.

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