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School leaders support new testing system

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Dr. David Mosely Dr. David Mosely
DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA -

Some South Georgia school leaders say they support a new state testing system, but are concerned about the timeline.

Dougherty County superintendent Dr. David Mosely says he is for anything that can improve education.

Starting next school year students will be tested through the Georgia Milestones Assessment System instead of taking the CRCT and EOCT.

The state just selected the company to write the exams.

"It did catch me as odd that they we're going to have a test next spring that hasn't even been designed yet. So I think the timelines might be questionable. Anything that's good for our kids and good information that we can make our system better. We'll deal with it and work with the state. We're team players," said Dr. David Mosely,

Dougherty County school leaders say they're still waiting to get specifics on how the new testing will work.

State officials say the tests will be more difficult to meet Common Core standards and move entirely online within the next five years.

 

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