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DPS Testing Guide Available

Testing is one tool that schools use to measure how well students understand and apply what they learn in class.  We use a variety of tests and assessments to monitor student performance, including multiple-choice tests, portfolios, performance tasks, and essays.  Assessment results are used to evaluate whether students need additional support and/or enrichment.  Some assessments are required by the state and federal government, while others are chosen by Durham Public Schools to improve student, school, and district performance.  Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these assessments.  The links to our DPS 2020 - 2021 Assessment Guide for Parents are included below.