State Superintendent Recommends Fewer Tests
If you have a child of school age, then you already are aware of the substantial amount of testing that is required at nearly every level of a student's education. Testing is a hot-button topic for many parents, teachers and administrators alike, not to mention the students. The chief complaint is that Ohio's students are tested too much and as a result spend too much of their classroom time on test preparation and test-taking an not enough on broader learning. State Schools Superintendent Paolo DeMaria has recommended to the state school board that tests be reduced in Ohio's schools after getting recommendations from a 24-member advisory panel of education experts he formed. That panel's recommendations were even more aggressive than the superintendent's proposals.
Patrick O’Donnell, Education Reporter, The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Jonathan Kuehnle, Principal, Shaker Heights High School
Melissa Cropper, President, Ohio Federation of Teachers