Growing Opposition to Student Testing
Resistance to test overuse and misuse has reached unprecedented heights across the nation. This year, resistance won notable victories, such as ending, lessening or postponing graduation exams in at least eight states and easing or ending grade promotion tests. The ultimate goals of the movement are to dramatically reduce the amount of testing, end high stakes uses, and implement educationally sound assessments. An in-depth look at the rise of anti-standardized testing movement recently appeared on the website of the Washington Post.