Obama calls for cuts to schools' standardized testing regimens

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White House acknowledges own role in ‘over-testing’ of American students as Obama says such evaluations should not be education’s ‘be-all and end-all’

The Obama administration on Saturday called for cuts in standardized tests for school pupils and acknowledged its own contribution to the problem of “over-testing”, one of the hottest topics in education policy.

President Obama urged schools to cap standardized testing at 2% of classroom time. He also took responsibility for the federal government’s creation of a culture in which testing had become the “be-all and end-all” in pre-college education.


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