Standardized Redundancy: The Failure of American Testing?

Henry Dikeman | Apple Valley High School | TheTalon - February 5, 2016

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Test time!

These words are, often as not, met by groans in classrooms across America.

And, if you’re a student, you’ve most likely heard those dreaded words quite recently. Testing rates have shot up in the past couple decades, over a 40% increase just since 2000. This so-called testing epidemic has left many students and teachers scratching their heads wondering, what happened?