Board to Vote on Ending Danbury High School Final Exams

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    The board of education in Danbury is expected to vote tonight and do away with midterm and final exams at Danbury High School.

    Earlier this month, the board informally approved the proposal after studying the effectiveness of the exams and their impact on the educational process, the Danbury News Times reports.

    If the board votes in favor of the proposal, it would go into effect for the next school year.

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

    Many teachers also said students do not learn from finals because they move on from them without going back over what they missed, the News Times reports.

    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 said Danbury High is moving toward project-based learning, and the exams do not fit that model.

    The meeting will be held at 7 p.m.