LIVERPOOL, N.Y. -- The Liverpool School District wants to change standardized testing.
On Monday night, the school board unanimously approved a resolution to reduce testing mandates and promote different types of assessments. Liverpool is not the first district to draft this type of resolution.
In addition to changing state mandates, the board is also calling on Congress to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act. Board members believe the current methods are not a fair way to evaluate students or teachers.
"In essence, they're looking to make a statement," said Mark Potter, Liverpool School District Superintendent. "I know that there's a push, especially when you look at the NAPE assessments and some of the things that identify are we globally keeping up with the world. But I'm not sure that throwing an assessment on the laps of kids before we know what's included in it is really in the best interest academically or achievement-wise for the kids."
Board members also say they'd like to see local politicians take up the issue and give the public a chance to voice their opinions.