Some local families opting out of tests

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE COUNTY — More than 100 local families joined thousands statewide, saying their children will not sit through yet another layer of standardized tests.Students started in mid-March taking the newest math and English tests — called PARCC, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. The families of 43 Battle Mountain High School students opted out. Of the 35 students eligible at Red Canyon High School/World Academy, 18 declined to take the test.So far, 50 Eagle Valley High School families decided their children – almost all juniors – had better things to do than sit through more standardized …

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