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  • Too much testing is killing kids' love of reading, authors tell Obama

    Too much testing is killing kids' love of reading, authors tell Obama
    Some of the country’s best known authors and illustrators of children's books have signed a letter addressed to President Obama with a simple message: Too much standardized testing is causing children to lose their love of books.
  • Legislation would end standardized tests in California immediately

    Legislation would end standardized tests in California immediately
    A deal in the works in the California Legislature would bring the current system of standardized tests to an immediate halt, clearing the way for a new way of assessing the state's 3.3 million students, officials said Wednesday. Under a compromise,...

    Public opposes use of test scores in teacher reviews, poll shows

    In a reversal of public opinion, a majority of Americans now oppose using student test scores to evaluate teachers and more believe that increased testing has hurt rather than helped improve public schools, a new survey shows. Nearly two-thirds of...

    Suspending some standardized tests could save state $15 million

     
    A plan to suspend California’s standardized testing for certain grades while new computerized exams are developed could save $15 million, the state’s top education official said Wednesday. State Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson...

    Student test scores can identify effective teachers, new study says

     
    Student standardized test scores can accurately identify effective teachers, along with other performance measures such as classroom observations and pupil surveys, according to a major national study released Tuesday. The study of 3,000 teachers in seven...