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Clinton's schools leader is in favor of an unexpected change from the Illinois State Board of Education.

 

The ISBOE recently announced they would cease PARCC testing at the high school level and have them use the SAT only. Clinton Schools Superintendent Curt Nettles believes the move is a good one and says it appears the state is committed to it.

 

 

Less testing is one thing Nettles and many of his colleagues are in favor of. He explains they have a local assessment given to students to show growth in academics.

 

 

Nettles says assessments like the PARCC tests and other before it are just snap shots of what students are doing. He says local control for districts would allow them to show growth over time.

 

 

 

While high school students will exclusively take the SATs, lower grade level students will continue to take the PARCC tests. 

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