TPS teachers protest PARCC testing

TPS teachers protest PARCC testing

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - Toledo Public School teachers are calling for a "time out" when it comes to Common Core tests known as PARCC.

TPS students have completed one round of the testing and have many more weeks to come after spring break.

Toledo Federation of Teachers members protested outside the board meeting Tuesday night. They want a pause in testing because they say it's not fair to all groups of students, and it's causing them to lose hours of classroom instruction.

"One of the reasons we're calling for a pause to PARCC is to give ourselves an opportunity to have exposure to the test and just really check the validity of these tests and see it it is a fair, appropriate measurement of our students' demonstration and of growth," said TPS School Board President Kevin Dalton.

The School Board passed a resolution Tuesday demanding TPS students and teachers be held harmless from the results of the testing.

Copies of the results will be sent to elected officials and state education leaders.

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