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HEY NEW YORK: High Test Scores Tell You Nothing About The Quality Of The Teacher

It is possible to encourage excellence in an organisation, even a large one such as a public-school system, without relying on statistical performance metrics Diane Ravitch, the education-reform advocate famous for having long advocated chartered schools and centralised assessment of teachers only to turn against both reforms in the past few years, has a post at the New York Review of Books railing against New York's new testing standards.
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