THE TESTING BILL OF RIGHTS
High-quality tests that accurately assess student learning and help teachers understand how to improve instruction are an essential part of an excellent education. But in some states and districts today, large-scale standardized testing has gotten out of hand, with students taking as many as 20 standardized tests per year.
What's more, many students spend too many hours on ineffective test prep drills.
We believe standardized tests should be in service of instruction, not vice versa. Tests should be fair, reliable, relevant, and aligned to high-quality standards.