With guest, Louder Than a Bomb poet Nate Marshall

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

National meetings called on assessment

Arne Duncan and the DOE ought to get an earful on NCLB testing madness when he holds these announced public meetings across the country. The meetings will include experts on assessment as well as the general public. Question is, are these meetings just for show as a prelude for more of the same, come the re-authorization of NCLB? Or will we finally get some authentic assessments, besides standardized tests, in our public schools?

1 comment:

  1. This suggests "no:"

    "The half-day sessions will focus on high school assessments and using technology and innovation to improve the quality of assessments (Boston); how to improve the assessment of students with disabilities (Atlanta); and how to accurately measure the content knowledge of English language learners (Denver)."


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