Found in Education: To Test or Not to Test

I have been following the meeting of the California State Board of Education this week.  On the recommendation of the Board, the state has pledged to reduce the amount of focus on testing in the K-12 schools.  So, I found the two recommendations that came out of the board meeting this week especially interesting.

First, the board supported a new set of science tests to be administered to 5th and 8th graders and one to be administered during 10th, 11th or 12th grade.

Second, in response to State Superintendent Tom Torlakson's proposal that the state add a history-social studies test, the board raised concerns about too much testing.  

Interesting, don't you think?   For a full story, you can read about the propose social studies test here and the science test here.

Found in Education (F.I.E.) is a weekly blog post on education policy, teaching tips, products, and stories related to education that I find over the week.  See something I should know about? Please send your ideas.  Comment here or leave me a message on Facebook, on Twitter, on Pinterest, or at the store.

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