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What the Waning of Standardized Testing Means for Education Firms

Alex Hicks for PE Hub | 1.22.2021

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]

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