Rather than merely asking for a right or wrong answer to a math, history or science question, the new assessment industry is capable of boring into a child’s attitudes, values, opinions and beliefs, all of which parents and privacy advocates say is no business of the government’s.
The pushback has led some state education systems to recommend a reduction in the amount of high-stakes testing in public schools.
But, parents beware, the sudden realization that maybe too much testing is going on is not going to lead to less data being collected. Quite the opposite.
But what if your child’s teacher could have access to a software application that allows her to collect data on your child in real time, without ever rolling out a test?
Enter the BOSS app. It is just one of countless new data-collection products available to school systems looking to collect data on the sneak.