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Posted by: Mary Ann Snider on 8/12/2014 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

Testing isn’t a new phenomenon.  Grandparents can recount stories of their encounters with difficult tests when they were in school.  You, I’m sure, can conjure up memories of holding your own number 2 pencil while filling in circles to answer questions or practicing writing your list of spelling words. We can agree that testing, whether informing a teacher’s grade book or letting a community know if its investment in education is yielding good results is necessary.  But why is there so much testing?