Ashley Westman: State gets ‘F’ for testing

January 31, 2014 

Regarding your Jan. 28 news article “High schools delay report cards, grades”: My recommendation is that we give the state an “F” for being unprepared. How can the state undertake an exam structure when it doesn’t know how to translate the grades? It is illogical.

As a student at Cary High School, I don’t have the opportunity to delay a test because I’m not ready or haven’t thought through how to make time to study. I took the English II test on time, but now I have to wait weeks and weeks to find out my grade. Why do we allow our state to delay providing scores on exams that the students were not allowed to delay? Quite honestly, it is embarrassing.

Ashley Westman, Cary

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