Think of how the divisiveness in education would decrease if we borrowed from the Bill of Rights and adopted a code of ethics declaring, "No stakes shall be attached to standardized tests without the consent of the student or educator."
Educators all across the country have been saying for years that these tests are a waste of educational time. The tests are often flawed, they are expensive for the district, and they decrease the students desire to attend school. Read Post
Over the past two years my opinion of high stakes testing has evolved. When I was a teacher I had no problem preparing my students for the ISAT, the Illinois standardized test, without giving up guided reading and writer's workshop.... Read Post
From the very beginnings of No Child Left Behind, the strongest argument for attaching stakes to standardized tests has been one of Civil Rights. This argument is shorthand for equity in education, an end to the systemic neglect of ... Read Post