New U.S. rules for standardized testing have been drafted. Here’s what they mean for kids

(Washington Post) By Valerie Strauss| | Last December, Congress passed a new federal education law called the Every Student Succeeds Act, replacing No Child Left Behind. With it will come new rules for states to follow regarding standardized testing for “accountability” purposes. Negotiators have agreed on draft rules, which will soon be released so the […]

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The new standardized testing craze to hit public schools

(The Washington Post) By Valerie Strauss — Last year, the Obama administration conceded that U.S. public school students were taking too many standardized tests, this after after a revolt among students, parents and teachers, and after a two-year study found that there was no evidence that adding testing time improves student achievement. But if you […]

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