No More End-of-Course Exams for Leon County Students

Posted at 2:15 PM, Apr 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-23 09:47:06-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Leon County Schools announced that they are eliminating end-of-course exam requirements.

According to a press release from LCS, Superintendent Jackie Pons will make the announcement at a Tuesday School Board meeting.

"We need to take a timeout on testing," said Superintendent Pons. "Our district has fought hard to end over-testing of students and to make sure we focus on what matters most - classroom instruction. This announcement ensures that we are doing what's best for our teachers and students."

Several state-mandated exams will remain including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Civics, US History, and Biology I.

However several high school courses such as school science, social studies, and math courses are being eliminated as well as all K-8 end-of-course exams.