Dayton calls for further testing reduction after Obama administration's recent announcement
Gov. Mark Dayton is renewing his push to dramatically scale back the amount of time students spend taking tests after President Obama announced that he wants to cap standardized exams at 2 percent of annual class time.
“I’ve been urging testing reduction for my entire two terms, so I’m glad to see Minnesota is making some progress, and I assume the president’s support will lend credence to that effort,” Dayton said Wednesday. “I’m glad that [the president] recognized the federal government’s a culprit in testing.”