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DCSS leaders learn about new testing system

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Dougherty County school leaders now have a better understanding of how the new state testing system will impact students. 

Board members listened to a presentation about how Georgia Milestones is different from the CRCT during Wednesday's board meeting.

It will measure critical thinking by asking open ended questions, which will give educators a better understanding of students' progress.  

School leaders say there will be a learning curve for everyone. 

"Maybe teachers won't be inclined to teach to the test. These students need to be taught to think for themselves. So I think that's a positive thing," said Carol Tharin, the DCSS chairperson.

School board member, Dr. Lane Price, brought up concerns of subjectivity in the grading process.

The state unveiled Georgia Milestones earlier this month. Teachers are revising curriculum to align it with the new testing system which will be used this coming school year.


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