Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Scientifically Tested Tests

Another great op-ed piece by Susan Engel about the shortcomings of standardized tests:
...we should come up with assessments that truly measure the qualities of well-educated children: the ability to understand what they read; an interest in using books to gain knowledge; the capacity to know when a problem calls for mathematics and quantification; the agility to move from concrete examples to abstract principles and back again; the ability to think about a situation in several different ways; and a dynamic working knowledge of the society in which they live.
Read the whole thing here.

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