Springfield Board votes to opt out of some testing

The Springfield Board of Education voted Thursday night to apply for a waiver to opt out of most state and federal testing requirements.

The district is a part of the Innovation Lab Network, a group of schools that experiment with new student centered learning techniques. Recently a law went into effect that gives the group permission to apply for the waiver.

If Springfield’s waiver is approved by the state, the wave would exempt students from different tests in third grade all the way up to the high school.

Superintendent Dr. David Estrop says some of those mandated tests are redundant and his teachers spend more time preparing the students for tests rather than teaching.

(Read more at wdtn.com).