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Cultural & Global Issues: Standardized Testing

Grade 9
Articles with Reading Levels: 9.0-9.9
Grade 10
Articles with Reading Levels: 10.0-10.9

Article Name: Study finds kids must take 112 tests by the 12th grade; Obama looks for limits
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Newsela staff version 1240)
Author: Jennifer C. Kerr and Josh Lederman
Date Published: October 29, 2015
Guiding Question: How much testing is too much?
Grade Level: 9.3

Article Name: Here's how to stop "teaching to the test" the White House says
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Newsela staff version 1240)
Author: Jennifer C. Kerr
Date Published: October 29, 2015
Guiding Question: How can the hours spent teaching for standarized tests be limited?
Grade Level: 9.5

 

Article Name: Standardized Tests: Making Our Students and Teachers Sick?
Source: US News
Author: Elaine Cox
Date Published: November 16, 2015
Guiding Question: What impacts have standardized test had on America's education system?
Grade Level: 10.3

Article Name: Study Says Standardized Testing is Overwhelming Nation’s Public Schools
Source: Washington Post
Author: Lyndsey Layton
Date Published: October 24, 2015
Guiding Question: How many standardized tests does the average student take during public school?
Grade Level: 10.3

Article Name: As States Drop out of PARCC’s Common Core Test, Faithful Carry On
Source: Washington Post
Author: Emma Brown
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Guiding Question: How are different states dealing with the Parcc test?
Grade Level: 10.4

Article Name: Is the Use of Standardized Tests Improving Education in America?
Source: ProCon.org
Author: N/A
Date Published: Last updated on April 3, 2015
Guiding Question: How effective is standardized testing?
Grade Level: 10.5

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Article Name: A Teacher's Troubling Account of Giving a 106-Question Standardized Test to 11 Year Olds
Source: The Washington Post
Author: Valerie Strauss
Date Published: October 6, 2013
Guiding Question: How does standardized testing impact teachers, students, and learning?
Grade Level: 7.5

Article Name: Too much school time spent on tests? Obama looks for limits
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 1040)
Author: Jennifer C. Kerr and Josh Lederman
Date Published: October 6, 2013
Guiding Question: How many hours do students really spend taking standardized tests?
Grade Level: 8.8

Article Name: How much student testing is too much?
Source: McClatchy Washington Bureau via Newsela
Author: Renee Schoof
Date Published: April 20, 2015
Guiding Question: How much testing is too much?
Grade Level: 11.5

Article Name: How do you get the right amount of testing?​​​​​​​
Source: Education Dive
Author: Linda Jacobson
Date Published: July 31, 2017
Guiding Question: How do you get the right amount of testing?
Grade Level: 14.0