Time on testing: 738 minutes in 3 weeks. – A. Heenan

Heenan, Adam.  “Time on testing: 738 minutes in 3 weeks”.  Washington Post.  November 11, 2012.  Retrieved from:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2012/11/11/time-on-testing-738-minutes-in-3-weeks/

A student’s bubble sheet (see below, yolo!) prompted teacher Adam Heenan to write about the amount of time and money we are wasting on testing.

Though many people are waking up to the teach-to-the-test craziness gripping our schools, there are still many people who don’t understand the problem. They remember taking a few bubble tests as kids and didn’t think it was such a big deal — and for the most part, it wasn’t. At no time before now was kindergarten ever synonymous with 14 different tests per year, as journalist Ben Joravsky of the Chicago Reader has pointed out.


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