Tuesday, January 20, 2015
From Congress to statehouses to local campuses, it is not uncommon to hear a rallying cry against too much testing. In fact, the issue of annual, independent testing is becoming an important issue this year as policymakers continue to debate the federal role in education.
The Bush Institute offers this “Every Student Matters” document as a way to explain why policymakers of all stripes should retain yearly, objective exams. As this piece says, annual assessment data is critical to inform parents, teachers, and the public about how all students are performing.