Category Archives: Testing

What test to teach to?

One can’t fault the teachers since they’re being evaluated in part on how well their students score on these tests. But could there be clearer evidence that the point of schooling is to take tests? That test preparation, more than … Continue reading

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Standardized testing as logical outcome

Maybe national bubble-fill standardized testing is a logical outcome of an educational system that divides students by age, divides knowledge into discrete subjects, divides the subjects further into discrete courses, and divides the courses further into monthly and weekly and … Continue reading

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Testing: This is how it’s always been done

This is an interesting article all around — One teen’s standardized testing horror story (and where it will lead), in the Washington Post — but this is the part that struck me: “No Child Left Behind was signed in 2001 when … Continue reading

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