On the Beat in Bluffton

Monday, October 26, 2015

Too much testing? The president thinks so.

Educators for years have said there is too much testing for students.

Well, President Obama is joining the call for cuts to the time kids spend in classrooms testing. Over the weekend, he urged officials to set limits on the amount of tests students take.

Obama suggested limiting the time spent on tests to 2 percent of a student's instructional time in the classroom.

In Indiana, students take the ISTEP+ and the IREAD. Standardized testing in Indiana in recent years has been s source of consternation among teachers, administrators, parents and lawmakers.

Here's what the president had to say:

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