President Obama recently said during an event that today's standardized tests make learning boring for students and are often used more as punishments for students and schools than as accurate measurements of student progress. Obama recommended changing today's tests to better measure 21st century skills, as well as measuring school progress by other means than just student test scores.

 

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About the Author:

Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.