Students work in the computer lab at a school in Oklahoma City. Wading into one of the most polarizing issues in education, President Barack Obama called Oct. 24 for capping standardized testing at 2 percent of classroom time, while conceding the government shares responsibility for having turned tests into the be-all-and-end-all of American schools.
Students work in the computer lab at a school in Oklahoma City. Wading into one of the most polarizing issues in education, President Barack Obama called Oct. 24 for capping standardized testing at 2 percent of classroom time, while conceding the government shares responsibility for having turned tests into the be-all-and-end-all of American schools. Sue Ogrocki Associated Press File Photo
Students work in the computer lab at a school in Oklahoma City. Wading into one of the most polarizing issues in education, President Barack Obama called Oct. 24 for capping standardized testing at 2 percent of classroom time, while conceding the government shares responsibility for having turned tests into the be-all-and-end-all of American schools. Sue Ogrocki Associated Press File Photo

Editorial: Finding the sweet spot on student testing

October 26, 2015 10:26 AM