Too Much Testing? 

The nation’s educational testing frenzy is nothing new, but it could be worse. Missouri NEA and NEA leaders are working to protect instructional time and every child’s right to a great public education.

By Debra Angstead, MNEA communications director,
and Ann Jarrett, MNEA teaching and learning director

It is time for you to weigh in. Share your ideas for solutions by completing the online survey. Download Recovering Teaching Time in the Testing Frenzy brochure for more information. Find more information and resources about standardized testing below. 

Learn more

Learn more about how poverty affects achievement and the reliability of testing as an accurate method of evaluating achievement through the following reading list:


Parental Income Linked to Students' Standardized Test Results

Maria Ortega, Washington State University News Service



How Poverty Impacts Students' Test Scores, In Four Graphs

Huffington Post, Nov. 19, 2013




Stanford Study Finds Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor Students

Brooke Donald, Standford Report, Feb. 13, 2012



Test Scores, Poverty and Ethnicity: The New American Dilemma

Donald C. Orlich and Glenn Gifford, Washington State University,

October 2006



A New Majority: Low Income Students in the South and the Nation

Southern Education Foundation, October 2013



The Test Chinese Schools Still Fail

Jiang Xueqin, The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 8, 2010



What’s Wrong with Standardized Tests

FairTest, May 22, 2012



Reliability and Validity of Inferences About Teachers Based

on Student Test Scores

Edward H. Haertel, Educational Testing Service, March 22, 2013

http://www.ets.org/s/pdf/23497_Angoff Report-web.pdf

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