Test the Instruction, Not the Kids
by Dick Schutz - May 25, 2011
Diane Ravitch’s (2010) critique of the standardized achievement testing apparatus has not been refuted, but it has been criticized for failing to present an alternative. Likewise, proponents of standardized achievement testing, although conceding, “it has its flaws,” respond “there is no better way.” This commentary sketches a Plan B alternative that is supported by contemporary events and by Educational R&D resulting from the original Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965.
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