Settling For Scores: Why are schools still judged by the results of standardized tests?
Posted on December 27, 2017
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, â€œThe Testing Charade: Pretending To Make Schools Better,â€ 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 childâ€™s unique talents, not a race.