Testing Pushback: Where Does It Stand? Where Is It Headed?
Teaching and Testing in the Common Core Era
Statewide standardized testing is facing strong criticism and public backlash; witness the opt-out movement that led many families in New York and elsewhere to skip Common Core exams last year. Will the opt-out campaign gain more adherents this spring? How are states responding to concerns about tests and their use? Will newfound federal flexibility spark further change?
- Robert Pondiscio, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
- Mary Cathryn Ricker, American Federation of Teachers
- Bob Schaeffer, FairTest
- Chris Stewart, Education Post
- Eric Gorski, Chalkbeat (moderator)