Sen. Tester Expresses Concern Over Testing Under ESSA

Sen. Tester Expresses Concern Over Testing Under ESSA

October 19, 2016

In a local education stakeholder discussion on state assessment plans, Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) was “hopeful federal officials will continue to have a local dialog as required by his amendment” under ESSA. Tester expressed concern over the large amounts of testing that students were facing and argued that this was the fault of the federal government, the state, and the school board.