Student Testing: Deciding When Enough Is Enough
WASHINGTON (AP) — Do students take too many tests?
Given the complaints about a high-stakes testing culture in classrooms, some states are reviewing the quality and quantity of the tests their students take.
Congress is getting into the act, too. On Wednesday, the Senate's education committee is set to discuss whether federally mandated annual testing should remain a requirement under the No Child Left Behind law. Lawmakers are considering the reauthorization of the bipartisan education measure that President George W. Bush signed in 2002.
The education committee chairman, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, says the question of whether there are too many tests should be asked.