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Testing: Facts & Figures

Testing More, Teaching Less: What America’s Obsession with Student Testing Costs in Money and Lost Instructional Time

The current testing environment is inhospitable to the knowledge, skills, and abilities which educators aspire to develop in students.  The following study, commissioned by the American Federation of Teachers, offers some concrete recommendations for correcting this dangerous course.  The study is based on a detailed grade-by-grade analysis of the testing calendars for two mid-size urban school districts, and the applied research from other studies of state mandated testing.

(Information provided by the American Federation of Teachers)

[Click Here] to view AFT's "Testing More, Teaching Less" study


Testing Time

The amount of time students spend preparing for and taking standardized tests has garnered both surging interest and growing pushback from parents, educators, and policymakers. The following document is a compilation of the latest data from the most recent assessment surveys and studies, providing a better understanding of how many tests students take, who requires the tests, and what purposes the tests serve.

(Information provided by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.)

[Click Here] to view ASCD's "Testing Time" analysis


Test Scores Do Not Equal Economic Performance

Each time new national and international assessment results show that U.S. students are performing at mediocre levels, dozens of education pundits make dire claims about the nation's education system and economic competitiveness.  A closer look at assessment and economic data, however, shows that this is simply not the case.

(Information provided by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.)

[Click Here] to view ASCD's "Test Scores/Economic Performance" analysis


Multiple Measures of Accountability

Each time new national and international assessment results show that U.S. students are performing at mediocre levels, dozens of education pundits make dire claims about the nation's education system and economic competitiveness.  A closer look at assessment and economic data, however, shows that this is simply not the case.

(Information provided by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.)

[Click Here] to view ASCD's "Test Scores/Economic Performance" analysis