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Standardized Achievement Tests: What Are They Good For?

Standardized Achievement Tests: What Are They Good For? | Pedagogía | Scoop.it
Un nuevo estudio pone de manifiesto lo que el crecimiento en el rendimiento de la prueba estandarizada no nos comprar: la capacidad cognitiva.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 17, 2014 9:53 PM

Today we have students taking more and more standardized tests. This post shares information on "standardized test scores (Math and English language arts) and cognitive ability (working memory, processing speed, and abstract reasoning)" from ~1400 students 8th grade students in Boston (schools include traditional, exam and charter). 

The question I would ask is why are we focused on standardized tests? Is this the primary way we should assess our students? Do standardized tests become critical thinkers, creative thinkers? This list could go on.

The information in this post may surprise you and there are links to the original paper and supplement.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, February 18, 2014 5:11 AM

 I am concerned about the massive growth of standardized test as a tool to motivate learning and improvement in education. These also even seem to be an intimidation tool used against staff and school systems these days far more than an formative evaluation tool. The best evaluations for both formative and summative are by far real life performance based and the real process is always iterative and ongoing. That is everything in learning is iterative with exception of life and death training that must be passed by a 100% success standard and then maintained at that.

 

Are standardized test a distraction from the sometimes messy nature of real learning and curiosity which causes people to want to learn something? Are we taking the valuable lessons of trial and error corrections totally out of the learning equation for fear of failure when everything hangs on a standardized test passing score?

 

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Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen

Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen | Pedagogía | Scoop.it
Ah, listening, the neglected literacy skill. I know when I was a high school English teacher this was not necessarily a primary focus; I was too busy honing the more measurable literacy skills -- r

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Thomas Adam Johnson's curator insight, February 18, 2014 3:22 AM

Insightful strategies for keeping attention: Say it once, Turn and Talk, Hand Signals, Pause Paraphrase, Create Questions.

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Educación doméstica - La Voz de Galicia

Educación doméstica
La Voz de Galicia
En medio centenar de países del mundo civilizado está autorizada o tolerada la educación de los menores en el hogar.

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10 Excellent Social Bookmarking Tools for Teachers

10 Excellent Social Bookmarking Tools for Teachers | Pedagogía | Scoop.it
De febrero de 2014
El bookmarking social es un concepto nuevo que ha visto la luz con la aparición de servicios de marcadores como los que he citado below.Semantically hablando, se hace 'social bookmarking' ...

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Manuel Area: “Somos en función de la educación que recibimos” | Blog de Tiching

Manuel Area: “Somos en función de la educación que recibimos” | Blog de Tiching | Pedagogía | Scoop.it
Entrevista con Manuel Area, Catedrático, investigador, especialista en TIC y docente. Odiaba las matemáticas pero disfrutaba con la literatura y la historia.

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