Editor's note: The following is a condensed version of the testimony Calvary Elementary School teacher Tammy Parman gave in front of the Kentucky Senate earlier this month.
Teachers know that what gets tested in school is what gets taught. Performance events and math portfolios are examples of this: they are gone. Writing portfolios were reduced from seven to four pieces, and now to three. These reductions made the teacher's job easier, but were they really best for the students?