Standardized Testing: Benefits and Challenges

Aug 21, 2014

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Standardized tests.  They have long been part of public education.  But is an increasing emphasis on these exams having unintended consequences?  The state of testing in Virginia schools is our focus.


Smith Coleman   - Teacher in the Gifted Education Program for Rockingham County Schools.

Beth Lehman, Ph.D.  -  Author of the Op/Ed article “Testing: The Kids Are Not All Right”.  Assistant Professor of Education, Eastern Mennonite University.

Additional Contributor:

Richard “Dickie” Bell - Former  teacher in the Special Education programs for Augusta County Schools.  Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 20th District, which includes the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro; the county of Highland; plus portions of Augusta and Nelson.