Citing the need to adjust to new Common Core standards, the California Board of Education decided earlier this month to suspend the use of standardized test scores as its main measurement of school performance. This comes as teachers, parents and students nationwide protest against the overuse of tests. We talk with NPR education blogger Anya Kamenetz about the perils of overusing test scores and other methods of measuring school and teacher quality.
Moving Beyond Standardized Tests
Anya Kamenetz, education blogger for NPR and author of "The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed with Standardized Testing -- But You Don't Have to Be"