In most public schools, the first hint of spring means that testing season is coming. Typically, these tests are neither fun to administer nor fun for students to take.
The new national K-12 education law — the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA — tackles the problems with testing in a number of ways, and also creates new opportunities for innovation. However, to truly improve testing, there must be significant change at the state and district levels as well.
The above excerpt was originally published in RealClearPolicy.
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