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High Stakes Testing: It’s Broke, yet We keep doing It

There is an old adage, “If it is broke, don’t fix it.”  Unfortunately, education in America is broke, yet we aren’t fixing it. Extensive research has reached the conclusion that high stakes testing is a net negative and does not aid in student achievement.   I have had the fortune of discussing testing with numerous…

Florida School District is the First to Fully Eliminate Standardized Testing

The Lee County Board of Education voted 3-2 to ditch state standardized testing, despite the objections of the superintendent. “Sometimes it takes an act of civil disobedience to move forward,” board member Don Armstrong said, according to the newspaper. “We cannot allow the fear to hold us back.” Click on the link for the full article http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/08/28/florida-school-district-is-first-in-the-state-to-ditch-standardized-testing/