Wednesday, July 10, 2013

On current standardized assessments

The blogger's point is larger (it's a good post on having honors classes better reflect the school population), but I did think this paragraph worth citing:
In terms of using test scores like standardized tests, the fact is that the current tests stink. I mean they really stink. Sure, they might give an indication, but they are chronically biased in favor of certain demographics and are out of touch with today's kid. Having a student apply through a process that assesses by multiple measures is a fairer option because they can show us that the number of their test score does not represent them.
Kids are more than an MCAS score.

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