Quote of the Day 3/17/2014

We’re trying to predict how an 8-year-old will pass a test on one day. These are kids whose very first standardized test is a high-stakes test.

-Sandi Calvin, executive director of elementary education at Union Public Schools, who said the district is keeping portfolios of all students’ work throughout the year to use for good cause exemptions in case they fail the 3rd Grade reading test (Source: http://bit.ly/1nxBhRM)


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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