ODE Report Recommends Less Testing

Yesterday, the Ohio Department of Education released a report recommending that we decrease the amount of testing in schools.  According to the article, students spend an average of 20 hours a year preparing for testing.  As expected, third graders and tenth graders spend the most time on tests due to the PARCC Assessment, SAT, and ACT, averaging closer to 28 hours.  Among other suggestions, the report recommended that testing and practice time be reduced by 20%.

To read the entire article, click this link to go to www.stateimpact.npr.org.

What do you think of the report?  Should schools cut back on testing or do you think the testing is beneficial?  Let us know in the comments!

Urycki, Mark. “Ohio Dept. of Education Report Recommends Less Testing.”StateImpact. NPR, 16 Jan. 2015. Web. 16 Jan. 2015. <http://stateimpact.npr.org/ohio/2015/01/16/ohio-dept-of-education-report-recommends-less-testing/>.

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Nikki

Nikki is the Director of Student Services for North Coast Education Services. She coordinates the tutoring for all private students, assists with in-school programs, and is responsible for the NCES blog. Nikki is also the Assistant Camp Director of the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp, a summer program for students with learning disabilities in Kirtland, OH.