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The least applicable data…

[Original date posted: 9/30/2011]

…is what we use to measure student’s achievement in schools.  These tests are not teaching our children how to learn, therefore understand and apply.  Kids are basically information factory workers.  They memorize and regurgitate because of an inappropriate form of assessment.  In fact, schools aren’t actually doing so well in all.

Assessments of Schools Are Flawed, Report Says (from NY Times)

“The report supports the argument made by state superintendents,
educators and critics of high-stakes testing who say state exams and the
requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act do not provide an accurate picture of how schools are doing.” (from NY Times)

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