Tag Archives: Excessive testing

What Schools Should Use Instead Of Standardized Tests

LA Johnson/NPR Education Week recently reported that some Republican Senate aides are doing more than dreaming — they're drafting a bill that would eliminate the federal mandate on standardized testing. Also, I read in NPR EdHOW LEARNING HAPPENS more about this initiative to finally back down on this over-zealous testing model that is obviously not working out…
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Does One Size Fit All in 2014?

  [caption id="attachment_53054" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo illustration by Randall Nelson[/caption] The following is how the article by ALIA WONG titled, in 2014, One Size Didn't Fit All - starts in the Atlantic: [caption id="attachment_53046" align="alignleft" width="300"] JETfri/Flickr[/caption] 2014 was not a good year for the word “test.” “Standards” (and its equally unpopular cousin “standardized”) didn’t fare too hot, either. The…
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Education reforms parents should worry about most

This was written by Carol Burris, the principal of South Side High School in Rockville Centre, New York.  Carol is the co-author of the New York Principals letter of concern regarding the evaluation of teachers by student scores. Over 1,500 New York principals and more than 5,400 teachers, parents, professors, administrators, and citizens have signed…
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