Praiseworthy on PARCC [Editorial]

Praiseworthy on PARCC [Editorial]

What we’re going to say about the latest release of standardized testing results for Harford County Public Schools students we’ve said many times in the past on similar occasions.

Many people believe standardized testing is bogus and patently unfair for a variety of reasons. While some of that criticism is justified, this form of measuring student achievement is here to stay. Over the course of many decades, alternatives have been discussed, but none has risen to the level of one test fits all.

While everyone learns and thinks differently, we’re also measured against peer groups throughout our lives, be it in play, school, work or community. That’s not necessarily fair, but...