The Obama administration is aiming to limit school testing.

Putting kids to the test a little less

Oct 26, 2015
President Obama has called on Congress to reduce over-testing in schools.
Posted In: Obama, testing, standardized tests

Senate votes to revise No Child Left Behind

Jul 17, 2015
Negotiators must now reconcile the bill with the version passed in the House.
Posted In: No Child Left Behind, standardized tests, testing

Congress rewrites No Child Left Behind

Jul 9, 2015
Annual testing may be here to stay, but states are expected to have more leeway.
Posted In: testing, civil rights, minority children, students

Florida takes steps to limit standardized testing

Apr 10, 2015
A new bill would cap the hours students spend taking state and district exams.
Posted In: standardized tests, common core, Florida, testing, education law
Left, Elena Ritter in her Baltimore home with her children Eva, 19 months, Luke, 6, and Brooklyn, 9. Brooklyn is sitting out the PARCC assessment.

Parents weigh the lessons of common core testing

Mar 18, 2015
As more families opt out, some wrestle with explaining the choice to their kids.
Posted In: common core, standardized tests, testing

Adding up the costs of new Common Core tests

Feb 11, 2015
The extensive, expensive process of developing tests tied to Common Core standards.
Posted In: common core, testing, PARCC

With Common Core testing, you get what you pay for

Feb 9, 2015
A look at economics of testing and new assessments tied to Common Core standards.
Posted In: common core, testing, education funding, education costs

Incentivizing cheating: Can we learn from Atlanta?

Apr 2, 2013
Key figures in the Atlanta school cheating scandal admit to the practice, but did we learn anything about incentives?
Posted In: Education, teachers, cheating, testing

New test in New York means new test prep

Oct 9, 2012
New York is revising the gifted and talented student test that pre-schoolers take. The new standardized test means sleepless nights for parents -- and a new demand for test prep.
Posted In: testing, New York, Education

What if car makers released 'beta' versions?

Dec 5, 2011
Companies who produce technology, from Apple to Google to Marketplace, rely on the "beta" release to get new products to market before they're bug free. But are we too liberal with the term?
Posted In: software, beta, testing