Class Struggle: formative tests

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 12/23/2009

One way to reduce standardized test load--make them shorter

If the common core standards are ready this spring, Paul says, the first tests based on them should be given to everyone the following spring. This can be done by including in the first tests just those elements that are ready to go, and add more complex features later.

By Jay Mathews  |  05:30 AM ET, 12/23/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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