In a move to reclaim teaching time and address concerns about over-testing, Maryland’s largest school district is phasing out final exams. Montgomery County’s Board of Education voted to eliminate end-of-semester, two-hour cumulative exams in its high schools and replace them with in-class tests, papers or other measures of student learning throughout the semester. But will students be ready for finals when they get to college? The director of secondary curriculum joins us to explain the decision.


  • Scott Murphy Director, Department of Secondary Curriculum and Districtwide Programs, Montgomery County Public Schools

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