Village News - Also serving the communities of De Luz, Rainbow, Camp Pendleton, Pala and Pauma

By Collin Binkley
AP Education Writer 

Standardized testing faces uncertain future

 

Last updated 5/26/2021 at 3:06pm

Jay Wamsted and his daughter, Kira

Village News/Ben Gray, AP photo

Jay Wamsted, left, and his daughter, Kira, are photographed Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Smyrna, Georgia. Wamsted, who is an eighth grade math teacher, allowed his daughter to skip testing this year. With new flexibility from the Biden administration, states are adopting a patchwork of testing plans that aim to curb the stress of exams while still capturing some data on student learning.

No UC school will be allowed to use the SAT and ACT tests in admissions, after a California judge ruled they would disadvantage low-income students and students with disabilities.

Standardized tests are returning to the nation's schools this spring, but millions of students will face shorter exams that carry lower stakes, and most families are being given the option to forgo testing entirely.

With new flexibility from the Biden administration, states are adopting a patchwork of testing plans that aim to curb the stress of exams while still capturing some data on student learning. The lenien...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.

 

Reader Comments(0)

 
 

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021

Rendered 12/06/2021 05:03