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Standardized Tests - ProCon.org

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Is the use of standardized tests improving education in America? Read pros and cons in the debate.
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Testing Around the World

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Education Nation is a nationally broadcast, in-depth conversation about improving education in America.

 

“Finland has no standardized testing at all,” edu-pundit Diane Ravitch said at the Aspen Ideas Festival this summer. “They don’t do year-to-year testing. No high-performing nation in the world does year-to-year testing.”

Doesn’t that sound lovely? Imagine: a mythical land of reindeer, lingonberries and test-free schools. But is it actually true? Do the world’s top-performing school systems disdain standardized tests - and is that part of what makes them great?

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Portland Students Kick Off Campaign Against State Standardized Tests

Portland Students Kick Off Campaign Against State Standardized Tests | standardied test improving education in America | Scoop.it

"A group of students from the Portland Student Union and the Portland Public Schools Student Union have organized a boycott of the annual Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills exams, which are required by state law. The students are calling the tests unfair measures of teacher and student performance, as well as a waste of resources, echoing a longtime but still rancorous debate over the place of standardized testing in school systems." | via Scott McLeod


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Gallup.com - The Gallup Blog: Gallup at White House Education Event: Standardized Testing is Holding Us Back (video)

Gallup.com - The Gallup Blog: Gallup at White House Education Event: Standardized Testing is Holding Us Back (video) | standardied test improving education in America | Scoop.it

Putting 100% of our eggs in the basket of standardized testing is absolutely the wrong approach to education,” posits Executive Director of Gallup Education Brandon Busteed. Busteed delivered this hard-hitting message to a room full of top education leaders


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What Finland Shows China, U.S. | China Power

What Finland Shows China, U.S. | China Power | standardied test improving education in America | Scoop.it
The U.S. and Chinese education systems seem to be converging. Both could learn something from Finland.

 

Instead of emulating the worst tendencies in each other, the U.S. and China would benefit from studying Finland’s education system. Writing in the Atlantic, New York-based Finnish journalist Anu Partanen argues that Finland’s education achievements derive from its focus on compassion and equality, not on competition and excellence. She criticizes America’s system of private schools, its use of standardized testing to sort students, and the trend towards “accountability,” and thus the Ivy League values of competition, testing, and elitism...

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Standardized Testing Costs States $1.7 Billion a Year - will #commoncore lower costs?

Standardized Testing Costs States $1.7 Billion a Year - will #commoncore lower costs? | standardied test improving education in America | Scoop.it
Standardized Testing Costs States $1.7 Billion a Year, Study SaysEducation Week NewsWhile the two consortia developing tests for the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts and mathematics (adopted by 46 and 45 states, respectively)...
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Student ‘Zombies’ Protest Standardized Tests in Rhode Island

Student ‘Zombies’ Protest Standardized Tests in Rhode Island | standardied test improving education in America | Scoop.it

"The year-long revolt against high-stakes standardized testing by teachers, parents, principals and superintendents and others is being increasingly fueled by students. In Providence, R.I., dozens of students decked out to look like zombies staged a rally recently at the State House to protest a requirement, which takes effect with the class of 2014, that students must attain a certain score on the New England Common Assessment Program test to graduate from high school,according to the Providence Journal. A Facebook page has been created called Parents and Kids Against Standardized Testing. In Oregon, students are organizing an opt-out campaign to persuade other students not to take state standardized tests."


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