Putting Education Reform To The Test

Take A Break From Testing While Introducing New Standards

The superintendent of Maryland’s Montgomery County school district is asking for a three-year moratorium on standardized testing while states implement new, tougher education standards. The break, Joshua Starr argues, will provide time to get the new standards right.

A moratorium on standardized tests would give our school systems the ability to implement the Common Core with fidelity. It would also give the groups developing assessments aligned to the Common Core the time they need to get it right. These assessments will include performance tasks and multi-step problems. This is a vast improvement over most, if not all, current state assessments, which rely heavily on multiple-choice problems.

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