States Listen as Parents Give Rampant Testing an F, reported the New York Times. “In Florida, which tests students more frequently than most other states, many schools this year will dedicate on average 60 to 80 days out of the 180-day school year to standardized testing.”
Can that be true? asked Alexander Russo.
No, it’s not.
Sixty to 80 days “turned out to be the total number of days during which testing could be conducted,” rather than the number of days students spend testing, writes Russo.
The figure didn’t refer to an “every kid, all day situation,” concedes the New York Times Miami bureau chief, Lizette Alvarez.
That’s a huge difference. It deserves a correction, not just a tweet.