The State of Illinois has again changed how schools are to test their students this year and the Principal of Clinton High School discusses what that looks like for his building this spring.
Jerry Wayne says in years past only juniors were tested but now the whole building is going to be tested.
According to Wayne, the building staff working through their plans for everyone to get their testing in. He indicates they are probably going to have to dedicate a whole day to testing and lose the teaching for that day.
Wayne indicates the PAARC testing was in place for one year, eliminated and only juniors took the SAT, and now the state has mandated testing back in place.
Wayne says he is very pleased with the plan they have in place to meet the needs of the students. He understands the frustration of testing from a teacher perspective, especially because a one time test can sometimes lack information to make valuable.