Sunday, April 02, 2006

Machines Vs. Teachers

Today's NY Times has yet more on what can go wrong with high-stakes machine scored tests. If they're going to make millions with testing, you'd think they'd do better than teachers with red pencils.

Most teachers go over every hand-scored test with every one of their classes and make far fewer errors than "professionals" do. The rare errors we detect are corrected immediately, and no one has to pay us for rescoring.
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