Times: Seattle high schools can omit MAP exams

Times: Seattle high schools can omit MAP exams

Times: Seattle high schools can omit MAP exams

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by Linda Shaw / The Seattle Times

KING5.com

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Teachers protesting the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests in Seattle won a big victory Monday, as Superintendent José Banda announced that high schools don’t have to give the tests after this spring.

All other schools in the district must continue to give MAP reading and math exams at least twice a year, despite the call from hundreds of teachers and parents to scrap the test altogether.

But high schools, where the MAP boycott has been strongest, can be free of the exams if they choose, although they will be required to come up with some other way to track the progress of students who are behind.

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