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President Obama says students are spending too much time in the classroom taking tests, many of them unnecessary, and urged officials in the country's schools to take steps to administer fewer and more meaningful exams.
To curb excessive testing, Obama recommended limiting standardized exams to no more than 2% of a student's instructional time in the classroom. ''
Learning is about so much more than just filling in the right bubble,'' Obama said in a video posted on Facebook.
Students in big-city public schools will take about 112 mandatory standardized tests between pre-kindergarten and high school graduation, according to a study of 66 school districts released Saturday by the Council of Great City Schools.