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 needs of their students, this could greatly help to ameliorate the effects of distance learning due to the pandemic.


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