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Assessments for an Academic Growth Purpose - Not Punitive Measures, or Teaching to the Test | Books That Sow

Assessments for an Academic Growth Purpose - Not Punitive Measures, or Teaching to the Test | Books That Sow | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Are teachers teaching to the test and afterwards using results for punitive measures? I hope not. Test results should be used to move students forward.
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Teaching to the test? BAD idea!

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Education Reform Starts With Community Reform

Education Reform Starts With Community Reform | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

We have an opportunity to pass a test that has challenged our nation for decades—to create schools that authentically represent the public and compel us to learn together. But we will miss this opportunity if we continue to focus on achievement tests. We must ask, are achievement tests a worthy measure of our ultimate goals?Education Reform Starts With Community Reform

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"We must be mindful when we are testing things we already know to be true. We know that all kids can learn. We also know that adults of all varieties can teach and lead. Yet we over-test because we have lost faith in both children and adults. You will hear the phrase "adult issues" spit about like bad okra."

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