D.C. schools prepare for nation’s first sex-education standardized testing

Here’s the latest thing that’s got folks in DC talking. I think it’s great that DC Public Schools is taking health education as seriously as other subject areas. But I think using a standardized test to try to measure students’ success with negotiating incredibly nuanced social situations is misguided. I took the 9-question sample test, and it’s got some questions that are very situational and debatable. They merit discussion, not scoring. (For the record, I got 8 out of 9 right–the one I got wrong was the amount of time it takes for male gonorrhea symptoms to appear!)

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