The controversy surrounding what many see as too much required NYS testing of students in grades 3-8 continues to swirl. Accusations that the only real beneficiary is the corporate testing industry resonate with many. A group called NY Principals just released the following letter to parents to explain the principals' perspective on student testing.
Among the assertions:
- Too much testing
- Tests are too long
- Poor questions
- Tests putting financial strain on schools
- The achievement gap is widening
It is worth taking a look at the full letter to read, in more detail, the concerns being voiced.