Danbury High School to do away with finals exams

Website for Danbury high school.
Website for Danbury high school.

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Danbury school officials are planning to do away with midterm and final exams at Danbury High School.

The News Times reports the city’s Board of Education informally approved a proposal at a workshop on Wednesday night following a comprehensive study of the exams, and their impact on the educational process.

They board plans to adopt the proposal formally at its next meeting.

Proponents say students are already tested enough and the time can better be spent teaching.

Nine department heads from Danbury High, all of whom teach at least two courses at time, attended the board workshop to support the proposal.

Principal Gary Bocaccio says Danbury High is moving toward project-based learning and the exams do not fit that model.


Information from: The News-Times

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s