Friday, January 9, 2015

Disrespecting professional judgment

Sent to the Washington Post, Jan 9
Several experts claim that without annual standardized testing, we don't know if students are progressing  ("Education Secretary Arne Duncan to outline education priorities and defend testing," January 9.).
They are telling us, in other words, that teacher evaluations of students mean nothing: We should value scores on a single test constructed by distant strangers more than the judgments of professionals who work with students every day.
Stephen Krashen
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