Monday, October 5, 2015

Education Experts Tell Indiana Legislators That Test Length Not So Important.

The Chalkbeat Indiana (9/30, Cavazos) reports education experts told an Indiana legislative committee that the length of standardized testing is not very important. Michael Cohen, president of the nonprofit Achieve Inc., said, “If you put it in context, it is a small fraction of the investment you make in students every year. And you generally rely on it pretty heavily to drive improvement in the state.” Indiana Governor Mike Pence was “deeply critical” of the 12.5 hour ISTEP test developed by the state DOE and signed an executive order to reduce the length of the test. Many legislators and education experts shared concerns about the “high-stakes” of the test

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