Debates persist on best way to assess schools

Capital News Service
LANSING — What’s the best way to measure school performance? Standardized testing? Which tests? How often? Michigan is awash in contentious disputes over whether to repeal the basis for its standardized tests (Michigan’s Common Core standards), questions about the Common Core-based testing system, threats to close low-performing schools, the possibility of cuts in federal education funding and debates about the very effectiveness of statewide standardized testing
Education experts remain at odds over what educational success in Michigan would look like, how to best measure that success and how to achieve it.