Time To Get Up To Date

I take this to be good news.

This is the time of year when kindergarten teacher Beth Stephens begins to test her 21 students for first-grade readiness.

What’s frustrating, she said, is that the state exam she uses to assess them is so outdated that 4-year-olds down the hall can pass it.

“I hate to burst their bubble, but this (test) is not the information we’re teaching anymore,” said Stephens, who teaches at T.G. Scott Elementary. “It doesn’t give a true picture.”

Compared to most other states, Georgia really is ahead of the game in this. Sadly though, too many kids get into school and then do not progress. We really need to start focusing on this issue and literacy.