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How can teachers heed Obama’s call to cap assessments if they don’t know how to give tests?

The Obama administration’s call this past weekend for Congress to “reduce over-testing,” and to cap assessment to 2 percent of classroom instruction time comes amid a debate on testing that has turned toxic, with assessments becoming synonymous with punitive policies instead of with directing teaching and learning. Despite years of focus on accountability, inequities in […]