A new website by MinnCAN wants to make sure kids keep taking meaningful tests in Minnesota schools: Pass the Test MN.
— MinnCAN (@MinnCAN) October 15, 2014
In light of our recent survey results, which revealed that parents overwhelmingly support “fair and periodic” standardized tests, you’d think the campaign would be an easy sell.
Apparently, though, some seek to get rid of one of the most important benchmarks for the state’s students, the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA). While I think very few of us would rally in support of uninspired scantron bubble tests, our data show that parents understand we need some sort of regular check-up to know how our kids and our schools are doing.
Simply getting rid of the these assessments is not the answer. Working towards “fewer, better and fairer tests” is.