Dissertation - Public Access
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
Curriculum, Advocacy, and Policy
All children warrant a rich, meaningful public education that prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities, and challenges that await them as contributing members of a democratic society and a global economy. Based on testing calendars, teacher testimonials, and applied research from other state and local mandated testing studies, this study found that the length of time students spend taking and preparing for the test is extensive. CBS News (2015) noted between 20-25 hours are spent by each student taking standardized assessments, according to a comprehensive report of 66 of the nation’s large-city school districts by the Council of the Great City Schools. Standardized assessments measure about 2.3% of the classroom period for the regular eighth-grader in public school. Between pre-K and 12th grade, administrators removed 112 mandatory standardized exams.
Wright, Cathy, "Are All These Elementary Assessments Necessary? Phenomenological Study of Standardized Assessments in the Elementary School Setting" (2021). Dissertations. 596.