Testing and Test Prep: How Much Is Too Much?

“On average, students spend 10 days taking district-mandated tests during the school year and nine days taking state-mandated tests. On average, teachers estimate spending 14 days preparing students for state-mandated exams, and 12 days for district-mandated exams.” If we eliminated state and district-mandated exams, and allowed teachers to use this time to address the specific …