Learning is limited by the test-based and standards-based accountability system that holds the reins on the curriculum of American schools.
One of the consequences of this system of accountability is the limitations it has imposed on the real curriculum that emerges in the classroom. Learning is limited, and restricted to a set of performance goals that are crafted using technical language and not in plain language. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are full of technical words that student’s will be held responsible for learning. … Read more