Diane Ravitch Notes Texas' Obsession with Tests

Texas Parents Sue State to Stop Use of Test Scores to Punish Students and Schools

By Diane Ravitch

A group of parents in Texas has filed suit against the state education agency to stop the use of this year’s scores to punish students and schools.

The legislature passed a law requiring the tests to be shortened, but the state education agency did not comply.

Its failure to abide by the law invalidates the tests, the parents believe.

Commissioner Mike Morath does not agree and intends to use the test results for accountability purposes, continuing the test obsession in Texas.

Reposted with permission from Diane Ravitch's blog. Originally published May 26, 2016.

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