Parents, Teachers and Lawmakers Want Standardized Testing Reform

October 2, 2013 Updated Oct 2, 2013 at 11:17 PM EDT

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October 2, 2013 Updated Oct 2, 2013 at 11:17 PM EDT

Buffalo- Thousands of parents and teachers gathered in Buffalo Wednesday for a discussion on standardized testing.

State lawmakers Tim Kennedy, George Maziarz and Sean Ryan hosted the Summit on Smarter Schools to work with parents and teachers to form a plan to reform testing procedures.

The lawmakers say there is too much emphasis on the tests, many of which are high stakes or hit or miss situations.

They are working to create reform to make sure standardized testing provided an accurate and fair assessment of student progress.