Education

What Testing Looks Like on the Ground

By Mary Ann Zehr — May 29, 2007 1 min read

Washington Post writer Maria Glod interviewed quite a few children for her story published today about how Virginia’s change in testing policy for English-language learners is affecting children. She focuses on school districts that lost their battle against the U.S. Department of Education to extend the policy that was in place through the current school year. Lots of stories about education policy don’t quote students, so it’s refreshing to read their observations.

See my earlier posts, “Virginia’s Definition of Test Participation,” and “Fairfax County School Officials Back Down in Testing Impasse.”

A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.