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Laurel teachers concerned with amount of standardized testing
Laurel teachers concerned with amount of standardized testing

A group of Laurel High School teachers on Thursday asked the Prince George's County Board of Education to cut back on the amount of testing put upon students, including the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC. Six teachers from Laurel High testified during the public comment period of Thursday's board meeting at Suitland High School, speaking of student despair during tests, the 11-hours worth of PARCC testing in recent weeks, and the disruption this has caused in their classroom. In addition to the comments from Laurel High School teachers, two teachers from the Robert Goddard Montessori School also testified regarding the burdens of...

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