Op Ed by Susan Bigelow

Students and teachers agree: standardized tests are a misery. But are they a necessary misery?…

But supporters say that SBAC and other standardized tests provide them with important data that lets them assess whether students are learning. “Education is a science,” wrote Jeffrey Villar of the Connecticut Council for Education reform in a recent CT Mirror editorial. “We have research on data-driven practices that absolutely will make a difference for kids.”

Read the full opinion here.