Don’t do away with school testing
Posted by the Editorial Board on June 8, 2015.
COMPLAINTS ABOUT public school testing have been on the rise, centered on the amount of time devoted to the assessments and preparation for them. Concern about excessive testing that detracts from learning and distorts the school experience is understandable. But the solution is not to do away with tests; they are far too valuable in providing information on student achievement. The answer lies in better, smarter tests; that’s why the move to streamline assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards should be applauded.
Read the full article in The Washington Post.