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Lee County Schools and High Stakes Testing

Ashley Lopez

The Lee County School Board made history with its August 27 vote to opt out of standardized testing.  On Tuesday, board members reversed that decision over concerns about how the move could impact students and teachers, education funding for the district and other education programs.  School board member, Don Armstrong said he’d come to a future school board meeting with a more detailed ‘opt out’ proposal.  We explore the pros and cons of opting out of state mandated high stakes testing. 

Is opting out of standardized testing the right decision for Lee County Schools?