testing issues discussion

Please respond to one or more of these questions, or share any other reactions you had to the topics raised in the articles. Critical perspectives are welcome as long as rationales or evidence are provided.

  1. Under the intense standardized testing era that has been prominent in the U.S. since 2002, who do you think has benefited and who has been harmed? With this question, we are mostly interested in schools and students (rather than companies or private organizations) so you may choose to think about it as which students (or teachers) were served well by the emphasis on standardized testing and which students have not been served well? See the first two articles in particular.
  2. In what ways does ESSA alleviate some of the problems from the standardized testing era? What issues do you think will still remain? See the third article in particular.
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