Before he departs as Education Secretary this winter, Arne Duncan has revealed a "Testing Action Plan," which seeks to reduce the amount of testing in schools. The plan states that testing should take up no more than 2% of instructional time.
Today on the blog, we return to an essay from Alfie Kohn, who writes of testing, "You’ve heard it said that tests and other measures are, like technology, merely neutral tools, and all that matters is what we do with the information? Baloney."
Revisit "Schooling Beyond Measure" below.