The Download: Should Schools Ditch Standardized Testing?

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More than 130 Massachusetts professors and researchers have urged state education officials to stop relying on standardized test scores to judge school quality, teacher effectiveness, and eligibility for high school graduation, the Boston Globe reports.

In a letter, the group said that the tests have fostered an “environment of intimidation, fear, anxiety, and stress for both teachers and their students,” the Globe reports.

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