Standardized testing provides neither fair nor helpful evaluation feedback. It requires the ability to answer superficial questions quickly, which prioritizes rote memorization and knee-jerk thinking rather than deep or creative thinking. Instead of holding schools accountable for being places where students learn how to think and and analyze the world around them, standardized testing rewards… [Read More]
The bipartisan rollback of the federal No Child Left Behind law has returned power to the states to decide whether and how to use high stakes tests to hold teachers and students accountable.
Now, we need to hold our lawmakers and Gov. Deal accountable by asking them to act now to reduce the number of precious classroom hours that are spent on testing.