Bennet Leads Effort To Revamp Standardized Tests

DENVER (CBS4)- Tests like the CSAP, ACT and SAT are about to come under scrutiny unlike ever before. Sen. Michael Bennet launched an effort to revamp standardized testing on Thursday.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will be part of a group that will study the number, length and purpose of the tests.

The hope is to let education leaders focus on improving student achievement, instead of dealing with needless regulations.

“I think we can, by taking some of these things away, we can enhance and improve our accountability system while giving people more time to do the work,” said Bennet.

Bennet is working with Sen. Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican, on the plan.

  • Gail Montoya RN, BSN

    I think it is about time. I feel that testing, CSAP in partiular does nothing to validate or encourage children’s knowledge. As a Pediatric Outpatient RN I have talked with many parents on the days of these. tests. Their children may have a high fevers or flu like symptoms and the parents want us to try to piece their children togather as “they can’t miss CSAPs testing.” Even if a child should come in to the clinic they won’t because the parents have been scared regarding the improtance of these tests. The imporrtance of these tests have taken presidence over the health of their children.

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