npr.org – Meet “Jordan,” an 11th-grader in Florida. One survey found that junior year was the most tested grade. Here’s his story in seven clicks. “In some places, tests — and preparation for them — are dominating the calendar and culture of schools and causing undue stress for students and educators.” The quote comes not from an angry parent or firebrand school leader but from Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
Testing: How Much Is Too Much?