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PARCC testing to begin next week

KOB.com Web Staff
April 13, 2018 07:58 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Albuquerque Public Schools students will take a seat, pick up a pencil and take the state-mandated PARCC exam next week.

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A pep rally was held Friday at Wilson Middle School to help get the kids there ready as they met players from the men and women's Lobo basketball teams.

"Our students get a little anxious and nervous, so we thought by making it fun and exciting and building school spirit to try your best, (that) would encourage them to see it as a challenge," said Lydia Williams, a family liaison at WMS.

"This atmosphere in this middle school is really enthusiastic, and I like it," added Anthony Mathis, a shooting guard for UNM.

Testing starts on Monday, but parents can opt to have their kids not take the test. However, there could be consequences that affect students' ability to graduate, depending on their age.

More information for parents on that choice to opt out of the exam can be found here. 

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