Her group has been studying the excessive testing issue.
Here is what they recommend:
- Allow a two to three year transition period for the Florida Standards Assessment.
- Use multiple measures, not a single test, to evaluate students, teachers, administrators and schools.
- Provide alternatives for computer administration of tests.
- Allow teachers, schools, and districts more authority on which tests provide worthwhile information to improve teaching and evaluate student learning.
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