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Assessing Critical Thinking in a Data-Driven Educational System


by Amanda Mattocks — May 10, 2016

The current educational environment has left teachers trapped between the accountability mandates of high stakes testing and the desire to provide an authentic, skills-based curriculum that is rich in critical thinking activities. As the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is implemented nationwide, teachers and districts should seize the opportunity to develop alternative assessment tools that incorporate more authentic measurement of students’ critical thinking skills.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 10, 2016
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20557, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 1:58:15 PM

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  • Amanda Mattocks
    Mercer Island High School
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    AMANDA MATTOCKS is a Mercer Island High School Social Studies Teacher. She earned her Masters of Instructional Leadership Student at the University of Washington.
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