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How Much Time Do Teachers and Students Spend on Standardized Tests?

Liz Dwyer

After a student bubbled in YOLO!! on an answer sheet, a Chicago teacher decided to count the amount of time spent on standardized tests. "In just three weeks’ time, I have calculated that we spent 738 minutes (12 hours and 18 minutes) on preparing for and administering standardized tests. Our students are experiencing testing fatigue, which makes the results from each successive exam they take more invalid and the data about student learning more inaccurate."

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