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“Competitive” Exams a COVID Casualty in Boston?

October 22, 2020

Boston’s Channel 10 News reports that the school board is considering the abandonment of standardized testing to determine whether students are eligible for the “competitive” high schools in their district. Why? Primarily because a COVID outbreak in the city is forcing the closure of the schools for in person classes and that means that administering an admissions test will be an impossibility. The TV station reported that a team of teachers, parents, administrators and community members have developed an alternative to the standardized tests that will be considered by the board at a future meeting. Stay tuned!


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