[caption id="attachment_119752" align="alignleft" width="215"] Educators say the test can tie up some school libraries or computer labs for weeks.[/caption]

Frustrated with the amount of testing their students must undergo, a group of Seattle teachers is boycotting the district’s use of a computer adaptive test as a formative assessment tool—and their stand has drawn nationwide attention.

Eleven years ago, Rachel Eells saw value in the formative assessments that she and other teachers at Seattle's Garfield High School are now refusing to give their students.

Back then, she was a new middle-school teacher in the...

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