Mike Brooksover 1 year ago
This approach doesn't leave a whole lot of room for nuance. Sure, tests can be over-emphasized and used in bad ways, but there are benefits to them. How can a district, state, or the nation compare one school to another (in order to provide additional support to those in need, in order to determine whether the most vulnerable children are being served) if we reflexively say that all standardized evaluation is bad? Ending testing won't make creative quality education suddenly appear.