Education reform rally held at City Hall for standardized testing changes

Education advocates want to measure learning with multiple forms of student assessment.

Education advocates want to measure learning with multiple forms of student assessment. (12/9/13)

MANHATTAN - Education advocates gathered on the steps of City Hall in support of a resolution that could change the way New York measures student achievement. 

The rally was held ahead of a vote by the City Council's education committee that could lead to a system based on multiple forms of assessment.

Schools currently issue standardized tests to measure learning, but many argue that the system is unfair because some students struggle with taking exams.

Supporters say that New York City is leading the way for education reform by passing the resolution.

State education officials are also expected to hold a forum on the new Common Core curriculum in Brooklyn Tuesday night.
 

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