According to the Rockford Register Star, the Illinois State Board of Education has decided to shorten tests taken between third and eighth grade, get results from the tests faster, and pick a format that works for both the faculty and the students. “The biggest thing that I saw was the desire to have an adaptive test that is computer-generated so that the students can get results back really, really quickly,” Rockford Public Schools Superintendent Ehren Jarrett said.

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Catherine Yeulet

Personally I couldn't agree with this more. Tests should not be put together in a fashion that hurts our students. Students and faculty shouldn't have to wait fifty forevers for the results of the test either. With technology where it's at you should be able to see your results immediately after taking the test.

"Scores for the third- to eighth-grade PARCC exams have been consistently low statewide, with fewer than 40 percent of about 900,000 test-takers able to pass the reading and math exams in 2017." This is unacceptable.

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