• of people believe increased testing negatively affects instruction.

  • a year is given to the testing industry for development and grading of tests.

  • of states using high-stakes exit exams saw declines in ACT scores.

Our Kids are More than a Test Score

High-stakes testing is a growing problem in the United States as legislators force it into schools, against our better judgment as teachers and parents. In fact, high-stakes testing is proven to have adverse effects on learning and instruction. So what do we do about it? What we do with any classroom bully – stand up to them.