Seattle High School’s Leaders Defy Rules, Skip Common Core Testing
SEATTLE (AP) — The leadership team at Seattle's Nathan Hale High School has decided not to give its juniors the new high school tests tied to the Common Core standards.
The Seattle Times reports that the decision has put the school in hot water. State schools chief Randy Dorn says the refusal to give some state-required tests could cost them some federal dollars.
School leaders decided to skip the new tests because they say their students are already tested enough. The new tests are replacing statewide exams in English and math.
The Nathan Hale leadership team is made up of teachers, administrators, parents and students. They voted 24 to 1 to skip the tests.
A district spokesman says Seattle Superintendent Larry Nyland has discussed Nathan Hale's decision with the school's principal.