Standardized Tests: what they measure and why some are opting out


Students in Ohio and around the country are sharpening their pencils and darkening the ovals on answer sheets as end-of-the-year assessment tests are administered. These exams are designed to gauge the progress of both students and teachers, but critics believe that preparing for these tests negatively impacts the quality of education. This hour, we hear from one parent whose child wont be participating and weigh the value of testing in our schools.




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  • Linvinginbrooklyn

    34,000 New York children refused to take the ELA state tests. Many more
    have chosen to refuse the math. Watch and spread the video. Parents have
    the right to refuse!