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Your Call: Why are schools obsessed with standardized tests?

Feb 22, 2015

  

On the February 23rd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with NPR’s Anya Kamanetz, about her new book The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have to Be. According to the Council of the Great City Schools, students take an average of 113 standardized tests from grades K through 12. What are the alternatives for tracking the success of students and schools? Where do you stand on testing? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Anya Kamenetz, NPR's lead digital education reporter, columnist with Tribune Media, author of Generation Debt and DIY U

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