Standardized Testing

Standardized testing negatively impacts students’ health and well-being.

The negative consequences of the Education Quality and Accountability Office’s (EQAO) standardized testing on students’ health, well-being, learning, and performance are well-known and documented.

 Standardized testing does not accurately reflect student ability because it only captures a moment in time and fails to account for the range of skills and factors that affect achievement.  Teachers know their students best and are the best at assessing and supporting their learning, and communicating these results with parents.

Testing should support learning

  1. Standardized testing is not a good use of education resources. Suspending EQAO would save money, reduce student anxiety, and allow teachers and students to remain focused on genuine learning activities and more meaningful classroom assessments.
  2. The government should be dedicating its attention and resources to the essential supports students and educators need, not EQAO.

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