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Truth about Testing: An Educator's Call to Action
With public and political demand for educational accountability never higher, educators are under enormous pressure to raise students' scores on standardized achievement tests. Policymakers are backing large-scale, high-stakes testing programs as the best way to determine which schools are failing and which schools are succeeding, and the only way to ensure the quality of ...more
Paperback, 167 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
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The truth about testing is that it is often insubstantial, measuring a breadth of information that is often incompatible about what is actually taught in any particular school/grade/classroom, should not be used as a measure of teacher accountability, and is generally overused, somewhat harmful, and everyone hates it. As a teacher, I couldn't agree more. Three stars- the writing is dry, and the author repeats herself a bit more than necessary, and I think the only people who will read this will ...more