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CC #3 The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better & Examining the Myth of Accountability, High Stakes Testing and the Achievement Gap

My Current Connection for this week is titled Examining the Myth of Accountability, High Stakes Testing and the Achievement Gap. It comes to us from researches from California State University and the University of North Georgia. Specifically this academic studies look at how standardized testing advocates twisted research showing that the program reduced the achievement … Continue reading CC #3 The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better & Examining the Myth of Accountability, High Stakes Testing and the Achievement Gap

Bonus Personal Reflection on The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better

The reading this week was titled: The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better by Author Daniel M. Koretz. In the article Daniel argues are current model of testing is flawed and teaches student primarily to be good at taking test rather than the material they are supposed to be learning. Daniel begins by analyzing … Continue reading Bonus Personal Reflection on The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better