A really scary headline about kindergarteners

Rob Saxton is Oregon’s deputy superintendent of public instruction, reports the Washington Post. Jada Rupley is the early learning system director within the state Department of Education. Together they wrote an op-ed in The Oregonian that was published online with this headline:

Kindergarten test results a ‘sobering snapshot’

What could possibly be sobering about test results from kindergarteners?  What kind of tests are they giving to kindergarteners anyway?

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