Have you noticed an uptick in testing at your child’s school? Teachers in San Diego Unified have complained that new tests required this year by the school district — not by the state — are taking up too much class time and stressing out their students without helping teachers to tailor their instruction. Testing proponents say that such exams can help show gaps in teaching and target interventions to the weakest students.

I want to know what you think. Please contact me at emily.alpert@voiceofsandiego.org if you are a parent, teacher, student or anyone else with thoughts on the testing bump.


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