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)

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