Are kindergartners being over-tested? Worcester school board to take a look WORCESTER – The School Committee will look at whether kindergarten students are being made to take too many tests, despite the interim superintendent’s argument that assessments are critical at that age. “I’ll proceed very cautiously before we start interfering” with the district’s testing schedule, said Mayor Joseph Petty, who agreed to send the issue to the board’s Teaching, Learning and Student Supports Standing Committee for further study.
News Article – Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education The goal of the Massachusetts public K-12 education system is to prepare all students for success after high school. Massachusetts public school students are leading the nation in reading and math and are at the top internationally in reading, science, and math according to the national NAEP and international PISA assessments.