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Michele Somerville: Standardized Testing: The Least We Can Do

Parents with children at decent schools tend to think that their schools are at least reasonably supportive of their students on test day. Three days ago, I was one such parent.
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Teacher boycott of standardized test in Seattle spreads

Industries / Education : The Answer Sheet (2 years ago)

A boycott of Washington state’s mandated standardized test by teachers at a Seattle school is spreading to other schools and winning support across the country, including from the two largest teachers’ unions, parents, students, res... Read Post

Students in D.C. region can’t formally ‘opt out’ of standardized tests

Industries / Education : The Answer Sheet (last year)

Though parents in some other states are formally “opting out” of high-stakes standardized tests and keeping their children at home on test days, officials in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia say it is not permitted in their j... Read Post

AM News: Parents Support More Uses Of Standardized Testing

Education / Education Industry News : This Week In Education (last year)

Parents back high-stakes testing AP: Most parents also say their own children are given about the right number of standardized tests, according to the AP-NORC poll. They'd like to see student performance on statewide exams used in e... Read Post


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