February 18, 2003
(Atlanta-AP) -- State School Superintendent Kathy Cox wants to postpone new end-of-year tests that are slated to be given in high schools for the first time in April. The tests were a key element of former Governor Barnes education reform package.
Stuart Bennett, deputy state superintendent, says the testing was all set to begin. However, some education officials worry about whether the tests reflect the curriculum and whether to testing period coincides with final exam week.
Members of the Georgia Association of Educators, one of the state's largest educator associations, were happy to hear the proposal to put the tests on hold. It's up to the State Board of Education to decide whether to delay the tests and for how long.
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