Putting the question to standardized tests

Putting the question to standardized tests

Thursday, June 4, 2015
The debate over standardized testing seems never-ending. But as voices from different (and often opposite) corners join the chorus calling for reducing the number of tests students take, the question remains what would replace them to monitor learning and ensure accountability, according to NPR’s lead education blogger, Anya Kamenetz.
 
In this NPRed blog post, Kamenetz goes on to offer four possible answers, from sampling to inspections, which are explored further in her book “The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed With Standardized Testing, But You Don't Have To Be.”
 
While the debate continues over how to best assess student achievement, you can go here to view trends in student achievement in the Gulf Coast region based on current state measures.