Talk Out of School

Testing in the time of COVID-19 School Shutdowns

Episode Summary

Leonie Haimson is joined by testing expert Akil Bello, as they talk about what's happening with standardized testing during the period of schools being shut down and remote learning -- both here in NYC and nationally -- and what should happen with high-stakes testing in general.

Episode Notes

Akil Bello's blog - 

FairTest - the National Center for Fair & Open Testing

NYC schools that skip standardized tests have higher graduation rates

NY state tests suspended for remainder of school year

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As high school exit exams fall out of favor in Washington and New Jersey, New York is increasingly an outlier