Colorado lawmakers, teachers, parents, and students are all trying to answer the question: how much testing is too much?
It's top of mind as students take the newest standardized tests, known as PARCC. The tests were designed by a group of states to align with the new Common Core standards.
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- Joanie Funderburk helped develop the PARCC exams. She taught in the Cherry Creek schools and is president-elect of the Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She also works for the nonprofit Student Achievement Partners.
- Susan Ryder teaches high school English in Estes Park. She was Colorado’s teacher of the year in 2007.