President Barack Obama said Monday that he envisions a new federal education law that relies less on standardized tests to measure achievement. “Too often what we have been doing is using these tests to punish students or to, in some cases, punish schools,” he said during a town hall event. Obama also pointed out that over-testing can take the fun out of learning for students. He said standardized tests should not be the only measure of student — and school — achievement, and that perhaps tests should not be administered annually, but rather every few years.  Read Full Article at Google/Associated Press

 

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