Although the deluge of school testing has been part of the national conversation for several years, this is the first time teachers have been so vocal.

Although some say this is because job performance is being aligned with test results, I believe the growing chorus against over-testing goes far beyond that.

The bottom line is that the time spent reviewing and taking tests doesn’t always measure what students have actually learned.

I anticipate more schools will consider replacing at least some of the assessments with projects, portfolios, labs or even student-authored power point presentations. Students will still face a deluge of tests in the next few weeks, but look for changes in the future.


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