This is a follow up to my previous article http://www.newswithviews.com/Clark/neil101SO.htm , and even though there is some duplication, my desire is to reinforce some important points. Very little is known about the Smarter Balanced testing that is mandated in Oregon schools and 10 other states. Portions of this writing are from a variety of sources. […]Read more "Present Danger In Testing And Data Mining Of Our Children"
Originally posted on Americas Education Watch:
One of the most distressing characteristics of education reformers is that they are hyper-focused on how students perform, but they ignore how students learn. Nowhere is this misplaced emphasis more apparent, and more damaging, than in kindergarten. A new University of Virginia study found that kindergarten changed in disturbing…
Neil Clark — Testing in our Schools// // // Josephine County, Oregon — Few people understand the reason behind most of the current testing in our schools. The end of the year standardized tests are a major concern of mine, and I hope will be yours after I summarize this topic. Your children are being […]Read more "Present Danger In Testing In Our Schools"