If it’s springtime, it must be standardized testing time in schools across the country.
It’s also when the debate over whether students are inundated with too many tests becomes hot.
Experts say testing is up. Parents who want their children to skip the tests say their ranks are growing. Lawmakers say they’re hearing a loud message about too much unnecessary testing.
The Common Core, a set of tougher classroom standards adopted by more than 40 states, has further inflamed the critics.
But new legislation might change the school testing landscape.