Parents want a big change in education and standardized tests

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 11:46pm

Concerned parents gathered in El Paso Wednesday, pressing for big changes in education.

Texans Advocating for Meaningful Student Assessment is the group behind the push.

The state wide organization is lobbying the legislature to change laws regarding standardized testing.

Right now, students must pass 15 end of course exams to move on.

The group says that's too many.

They also want the legislature to change a state law that requires scores on those exams to count as

Fifteen percent of a students' overall grade.

Many states require only one end of year exam.

Another meeting will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Coronado High School.

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