Is The US Really 'Obsessing' Over Standardized Tests?
The Obama administration wants to curb the amount of time students spend taking standardized tests to no more than 2 percent of instruction time.By Katie Link | October 25, 2015
"Learning is about so much more than filling in the right bubble. So we're going to work with states, school districts, teachers and parents to make sure that we're not obsessing about testing," President Obama said. (Video via The White House)
Saturday, the Obama administration called for a cap to ensure students spend no more than 2 percent of classroom instruction time taking tests.
So is that a drastic cut back? And how can we really know what is the right amount of time to spend testing students?