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Lightening the Burden of Excessive Standardized Testing

An increasing number of administrators and policymakers are calling for cutbacks on unnecessary testing and test preparation.

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With large school districts administering an average of 113 standardized tests per year to pre-K through 12th grade students, an increasing number of administrators and policymakers are calling for cutbacks on unnecessary testing and test preparation. Critics agree that an excessive number of tests consumes resources and classroom time that could be better used for instruction, but debate lies in how to determine which tests should be cut. (NPR)

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