Administrators in Homewood District 153 are delighted with the longer testing window and shorter testing time for the 2016 PARCC tests.
In 2015, the first year of the test, all students were tested in the same few weeks. This year the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) moved from specified weeks for testing and told schools testing can take place between March 7 and June 10.
Parents also complained about the lengthy testing periods in 2015. Students took performance-based assessments and several weeks later took end-of-the-year assessments.
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