The Obama administration on Saturday called for cuts in standardized tests for school pupils and acknowledged its own contribution to the problem of âover-testingâ, one of the hottest topics in education policy. President Obama urged schools to cap standardized testing at 2% of classroom time. He also took responsibility for the federal governmentâs creation of a culture in which testing had become the âbe-all and end-allâ in pre-college education. Obama and outgoing education secretary Arne Duncan plan to meet teachers and school officials in the Oval Office on Monday. The Obama administration said it still supported standardized tests as a necessary assessment tool.
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