Obama Talks Testing

By SOPHIA ROTHMAN, age 12, and IndyKids staff In December 2015, President Obama signed into place the Every Student Succeeds Act. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons On December 10, 2015, President Obama released a new education policy called the Every Student Succeeds Act. The...

More Than a Score: Opting Out of High Stakes Tests

By SADIE PRICE-ELLIOTT, age 13 Activists, students, parents and teachers are concerned that the amount of time spent on standardized testing takes away from quality learning time for students. PHOTO: Sarah-Ji/Flickr Come standardized testing season this spring, some...

Original Poem: It’s All About That Test

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 12, and AUDREN HEDGES DUROY, age 8 Standardized tests are taking over the school (that test, that test, that test, that test) Well what do you say when the state makes that rule? (that test, that test, that test, that test) You create all...

Your Turn: Kids Talk About School Closures

By ANA PHELAN, age 9 Throughout the United States, public schools are being shut down in various cities, officials say, to save money. They claim that the schools being shut down have too few students attending and are producing low test scores. But shutting down...