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Abilene ISD asks City Council to support fight against standardized testing

By Michelle Frizalone, mfrizalone@ktxs.com
Published On: Nov 09 2012 11:55:14 AM CST
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ABILENE, Texas -

AISD is asking the Abilene City Council to support them in a petition to get the annual yearly progress ratings overturned. The resolution encourages the Texas Legislature to reexamine the standardized testing of public school students that is currently in place.

A petition has already been filed with the Texas Education Agency in Austin.

The city council will look at adopting a resolution next Tuesday to help AISD fight the state.

The ratings started in 2003 with "the no child left behind act"-AISD hopes to get them thrown out.

They're not the only ones, 10 other Big Country school districts are also part of the 600 district state wide coalition .