January 30, 2012
Who the #@!% would make such a statement? Why would such a statement be made about America’s youth?
If you go the Broad Foundation Education page you will find the answer to the first question. This is the first of four statements about American youth, followed by “stark” statistics. The Broad Foundation says:
We have low expectations for American students.
Shame on them!… Read more
November 9, 2011
In earlier posts, I have advocated banning high-stakes testing as a means of making significant decisions about student performance (achievement in a course, passing a course—end-of-year-tests, being promoted, and graduating from high school). I suggested this because the research evidence does not support continuing the practice in American schools.
The research reported here sheds light on high-stakes testing, and shows why they should not be used to make decisions about students’ achievement, teachers’ performance, or to make sanctions or offer rewards to schools.… Read more