A second bite at: test-based performance measurement

At a town hall meeting on Monday President Obama seemed to move away from his earlier support for test-based measures of performance, suggesting that they penalize some students. The Education Department quickly “clarified” — the administration still supports annual tests.

This is going to be a huge issue as No Child Left Behind (or its replacement) comes up for reauthorization this year.

Any thoughts?

Here are links to the story.including the text of the president’s remarks.

www.washingtonpost.com/national/obama-says-standardized-tests-too-punitive-school-progress-should-be-measured-in-other-ways/2011/03/28/AFDxVooB_story.html

www.enewspf.com/latest-news/latest-national/23016-remarks-by-president-obama-at-univision-town-hall.html

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2011/03/on_testing_what_was_obama_tryi.html

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