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KHQuiz: Can you pass your child's math test?

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One of the questions on the 9th Grade Math practice quiz (PHOTO: WCAP) One of the questions on the 9th Grade Math practice quiz (PHOTO: WCAP)
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Standardized testing begins this week in the Spokane area and thousands of students will be participating. Students are taking the SBAC, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. Kids in 3rd through 8th grade take it and then 11th grade takes it too.

We often get messages from parents concerned about the methods that are being used to teach their children. The Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program has a site dedicated to get students ready for testing. 

You can go to the WCAP's website and take practice tests similar to what your child will be facing. Simply CLICK HERE, sign in as a guest, choose your grade and subject and see how you do!

Some parents like Jen Ross say she has a problem with the standardized tests. "I think they are damaging to our children." Other parents have opted their children out. Spokane Public Schools say that you can opt your child out by going to talk with the school's principal. They don't encourage it because they say students in the 11th grade have to take the SBAC for graduation requirements.

What happens if a lot of students opt out of the testing? The Spokane School District could lose funding. They need 95 percent of students to take the test but right now, they have that.

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