A brief conversation during a planning meeting at one of the three new schools our district will open next fall. Several people bemoaning that the design didn’t include more spaces to allow for testing of large groups of students.

Ok, nothing significant to all that. Still, the thought of building schools to accommodate standardized testing is a little depressing.

But I guess it’s the next logical step now that we’ve completely wrapped the curriculum for most students around the concept of all testing, all the time. Or “gathering data” in the current vernacular.