test and US education

No Child Left Behind and other programs that emphasized standardized tests increased this problem, according to Maggiano. The more the school system relies on standardized testing, he says, the more difficult it is for teachers to foster critical thinking and other useful skills.

Award-winning Virginia teacher: ‘I can no longer cooperate’ with testing regime

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/05/26/award-winning-virginia-teacher-i-can-no-longer-cooperate-with-testing-regime/

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  1. Julia Robeck
    March 5, 2015 at 11:57 pm (5 years ago)

    Flawed Thinking: Why NCLB Failed to Produce Equity and High Quality (from Education Week)

    Mark Tucker speaks about how NCLB “was the result of a federal government too consumed with demanding accountability for its investment, and not sufficiently focused on building a system designed to improve student achievement.”

    http://mobile.edweek.org/c.jsp?DISPATCHED=true&cid=25983841&item=http%3A%2F%2Fblogs.edweek.org%2Fedweek%2Ftop_performers%2F2015%2F03%2Fflawed_thinking_why_nclb_failed_to_produce_equity_and_high_quality.html

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