For many of us, just hearing the words “standardized test” can mentally trigger the rhythmic taunting sound of a clock counting down the minutes. Timing has become a huge part of standardized test taking, and in the recent college admissions fraud scandal, parents exploited extra-time accommodations to give their kids the upper hand while testing. But do tests really need a time limit? Read this story and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
In what is being contended as a symbolic gesture, President Trump signed an executive order this week tying research fund to campus free speech. Critics are noting public colleges are already required to uphold the First Amendment. In other news, drones find their way into K-12 classrooms, more states are requiring recess, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!