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Test Scores AND Authentic Learning

A group for the people who think that lifelong learning and student choice are not in direct opposition to paying attention to standardized test scores.

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Latest Activity: Oct 22, 2011

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Teaching to uniqueness

Started by Gene Rampenthal Feb 8, 2010. 0 Replies

I am interested in exploring how we as unique teachers engage unique learners in unique situations to address the goals imposed on us by high stakes testing.  How have you done it?  How do you plan…Continue

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Comment by Gene Rampenthal on March 9, 2010 at 12:52pm
Great article about Diane Ravitch's new book The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education. A great quote from her: “You can’t have a full and rich education by teaching only basic skills.” Find the article here: http://tinyurl.com/y8hj28c .
Comment by Suzanne Rogers on November 15, 2009 at 11:41pm
I do believe that education is for a lifetime. I also know that we are tested throughout our lives. Getting our students used to the idea is not a problem with me. Our students will be judged by test scores. It is wise to get them used to the testing procedure and objectives of each test. To not do so is to put them in educational peril
Comment by Colin Matheson on November 5, 2009 at 12:42pm
My blog post on this issue http://cytochromec.net/blog/
 

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