How Much Should the State Spend to Learn How Far Colorado Kids Have Fallen Behind During the Pandemic?

The Colorado Sun | Erica Breunlin

“There’s many parents, including myself, that feel that a standardized test, in and of itself, will not lead to better educational results and that there’s plenty of assessments that happen in the classroom to help inform teachers.”

As reports roll in to confirm that Colorado children, like many across the country, are falling behind during the pandemic, the state is struggling to determine the best approach for assessing and addressing the problem. This story from The Colorado Sun weighs the pros and cons of different evaluation methods, as well as how Colorado could spend millions in relief funds.

“There’s no need to spend our precious, very limited resources to go to private corporations for testing.”

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