What the Waning of Standardized Testing Means for Education Firms
The new model of distance learning has not only made traditional testing impractical, it’s exposed deep disparities.
Among the many knock-on effects of the coronavirus pandemic, chalk up the end of the singular focus on standardized testing that has dominated US education policy for nearly two decades. Pushback against the high-stakes testing craze had been growing for years, with critics pointing to the flat-lining or decline in US student performance metrics and arguing that it stifles kids’ creativity and critical thinking skills. [excerpt from PE Hub’s article]