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Settling for Scores

Why are schools still judged by the results of standardized tests?

The link above takes you to a review of a book, “The Testing Charade: Pretending To Make Schools Better,” by Daniel Koretz written by Diane Ravitch in The New Republic. I found this worth reading and it reminded me of the testing frenzy that existed when I taught in K-12 in Virginia between 2004 and 2009.

This quote, near the end of the article is what spoke to me:

Education is a developmental process, a deliberate cultivation of knowledge and skills, a recognition of each child’s unique talents, not a race.

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