MT. VERNON – While disappointed, standardized testing was mandated on schools in 2021. A southern Illinois superintendent was quick to point out this was not something that came from the State – contrary to public opinion.
Part of the frustration among school leaders is the fact that time dedicated to testing this year could be better used to continue utilizing the limited classroom time in place already. Also, the fact that an entire quarter was lost in 2020.
Mt. Vernon City Schools Superintendent Aletta Lawrence points out the data is likely to show a regression, thanks to COVID.
Educators across the board are hoping the spotlight on standardized testing will lead to reforms.