The State Board of Education has eliminated a requirement for one type of tests given to 5th and 7th grade students across the state.
During a teleconferenced meeting yesterday, the board repealed the requirement for the norm-referenced test for 5th and 7th graders. The board determined that the National Assessment of Educational Progress taken by 4th and 8th graders performs the same function.
The State Board also gained a new member; James Fields of Glenallen was sworn in during the Thursday teleconference meeting. Fields, the President of the Copper River School Board is filling the seat reserved for Rural Educational Attendance areas.