Sep 03, 2015 Filed in: Standards-Assessment
This blog entry is really more about sharing what I have recently run across concerning standardized, high stakes testing.
I just hope that by sharing this one more time, one more place that we can move the pendulum back to a more centrist position. We -the public, the citizens- should be involved and aware of the Public Education System – whether we have or don't have children:
- Public education is a large part of the state and local budget. You are paying for this. It is an an expensive endeavor.
- Public education is one of the answers to social stability. (Notice I didn't say the answer.)
Feb 13, 2015 Filed in: Standards-Assessment
Today I participated in another political survey. I encourage parents, teachers and education professionals to take this survey as well.
Here is a list of my summary comments:
- The idea that learning occurs on a schedule, in a standardized fashion for all students is ill informed.
- The legitimacy of using a single test given one time and one time only is not a legitimate way to grade instruction nor the instructor.